"Smaller” biofuel mandates due to compliance waivers have not reduced the volume of ethanol consumed in the United States — a fact government data affirms. Here’s why.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - AFPM issued the following statement about the ‘gap year’ applications that have been submitted by small refineries in order to make the case that RFS obligations in previous years have been a source of disproportionate economic harm.
The limiting factor for ethanol consumption is, and has always been, the blend wall.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Echoing the requests of six state governors, the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) became the most recent EPA petitioner seeking a general waiver to reduce 2020 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) compliance obligations.
Toledo, Ohio, Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz and Oregon, Ohio, Mayor Mike Seferian have appealed to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to secure relief for local refineries experiencing severe economic harm because of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) — the federal law that requires refineries to pay to prove that ethanol is added to motor gasoline every year.
The chief legal officers of seven states — Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma, Utah, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Wyoming — added their names and states to the list of those urging EPA to issue a waiver of 2020 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) compliance burdens.
Fifteen Senators and 24 House members have signed letters to EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler urging him to heed and quickly respond to the petitions of six state governors seeking relief from 2020 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) regulatory compliance burdens.
Last night, the Governors of Texas, Wyoming, Oklahoma, and Utah joined the Governor of Louisiana in requesting that EPA exercise its general waiver authority to reduce Renewable Fuel Standard obligations to prevent severe economic harm to their states.