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.
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy’s recent comments that the volumetric requirements for the final Renewable Fuel Standard may be different than the proposed rule are sparking concern among industry groups that EPA plans to increase the amount of ethanol and other biofuels refiners must blend into the nation’s fuel s
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The Senate Finance Committee approved legislation on April 3 to extend tax credit provisions that expired at the end of 2013. Notable to fuel marketers was the inclusion of a two-year extension of the $1 per gallon biodiesel tax credit. NATSO has communicated extensively with the committee over the last several months supporting the provision.
The National Conference on Weights and Measures (NCWM) announced that a special steering committee is recommending that compressed and liquefied natural gas be sold in gasoline and diesel gallon equivalents.
Encouraging the use of natural gas by the trucking industry is a growing priority with some lawmakers on Capitol Hill. In recent weeks, Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo.) and Rep. Lee Terry (R-Neb.) introduced three separate pieces of legislation aimed at removing barriers for the trucking industry to access and utilize natural gas.
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