Fuel & Environmental Issues
The nation’s truckstops and travel plazas are among the largest distributors of diesel fuel and gasoline, and NATSO closely monitors regulatory action and industry trends that affect the supply and distribution of fuel. From biodiesel tax credits to underground storage tank requirements, NATSO is on the forefront of industry issues.
The week of January 25, 2016 the Senate started debating energy legislation that is chiefly focused on modernizing energy infrastructure and improving energy efficiency. The last major energy law was passed in 2007. Since that time, however, the nation’s energy infrastructure has not kept pace as the United States has become the world’s leading producer of oil and gas and the use of wind and solar is rapidly spreading as their cost has become cheaper.
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The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) renewable fuel identification number (RIN) EMTS (EPA Moderated Transaction System) reporting system suffered multiple setbacks last week that have resulted in lost RIN transactions, RINAlliance has reported. NATSO members that transact in RINs under EPA's Renewable Fuel Standard are advised to reconcile transactions on a daily basis in order to avoid lost RIN transactions.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released a guidance document outlining special one-time claim procedures for obtaining the $1.00 per gallon biodiesel blender tax credit for 2015.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has amended its Fuel Rating Rule (prescribing labeling requirements on fuel dispensers) as it pertains to gasoline-ethanol blends with greater than 10 volume percent ethanol (E10). The rule is generally designed to update the requirements to accommodate the sale of ethanol blends between E10 and E85 (such as E15). The amendments do not alter the current labeling requirements for E10, diesel, biodiesel, or biomass-based diesel.
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