The biofuel industry, facing poor margins due to overproduction and declining exports, is trying various tactics to force more ethanol and biodiesel into the U.S. fuel supply.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Chet Thompson, President and CEO of the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers, issued the following statement regarding the EPA’s decision to grant 31 Small Refinery Exemptions for 2018 under the Renewable Fuel Standard.
The Renewable Fuels Association has issued a carefully worded advertisement, omitting or mischaracterizing critical details about the fuel market and the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), as well as about the Small Refinery Exemptions (SRE) designed by Congress as a required component of the RFS.
A legal representative for numerous U.S. small refineries has submitted a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency opposing calls for the agency to share confidential business information of small refineries with the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture.
In recent weeks, President Trump returned to Iowa to court U.S. farmers ahead of the official launch of his reelection campaign and to sign his much-anticipated rulemaking allowing year-round sales of E15, an unlawful action that the U.S. refining industry is challenging in court.
Today, AFPM launched an advertising campaign asking President Trump to keep his promise to protect U.S. refiners from unchecked ethanol mandates that threaten to kill our jobs.
In recent weeks, ethanol industry proponents have petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to cease issuing Small Refinery Exemptions (SREs) that waive qualified small refineries from the costly biofuel blending obligations mandated in the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).