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Fuel Retailers, Marketers and End Users Urge EPA to Maintain Current RFS Compliance Requirements

March 3, 2017

Fuel Retailers, Marketers and End Users Urge EPA to Maintain Current RFS Compliance Requirements

NATSO and a coalition of trade groups representing fuel producers, retailers, and consumers urged Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt to reject efforts to change the current compliance structure of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).

API Urges EPA to Reject Petitions to Move Point of Obligation Under RFS

August 18, 2016

API Urges EPA to Reject Petitions to Move Point of Obligation Under RFS

The American Petroleum Institute (API) on Aug. 15 urged the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to deny petitions for a rulemaking that request EPA to move the current point of obligation under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).

NREL Study on E-15 Compatibility Draws Misleading Conclusions

June 5, 2015

NREL Study on E-15 Compatibility Draws Misleading Conclusions

A new report by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) asserting that most existing fuel dispensing equipment components, including underground storage tanks, are compatible with E-15 is coming under fire by industry groups for drawing false and misleading conclusions.

EPA Settles Lawsuit Over Renewable Fuel Standard Delays

April 10, 2015

EPA Settles Lawsuit Over Renewable Fuel Standard Delays

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced March 10 that it has settled a lawsuit with the American Petroleum Institute and the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers over its failure to issue volume requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard and agreed to set 2014 and 2015 mandates by Nov. 30.

Industry Warns Stricter Ozone Standard Will Hurt Economy

March 20, 2015

Industry Warns Stricter Ozone Standard Will Hurt Economy

As the comment period closed on the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed stricter ozone standard, industry groups warned that more rigid standards would hurt the U.S. economy and middle income families.

EPA Delays 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard

November 21, 2014

EPA Delays 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard

The Environmental Protection Agency announced Nov. 21 that it will not finalize a 2014 rule for the Renewable Fuel Standard, citing the significant number of public comments and an inability to finalize the standards before the end of the year.

Increasing Biodiesel Mandate Illegal, API Says

October 3, 2014

Increasing Biodiesel Mandate Illegal, API Says

Increasing the biodiesel mandate under the 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard would be illegal under the Clean Air Act the American Petroleum Institute (API) recently told the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), according to Platts.

Industry Groups Criticize President's FY2015 Budget Proposal

March 7, 2014

Industry Groups Criticize President's FY2015 Budget Proposal

Despite significantly increasing federal spending for transportation, President Obama’s budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2015 came under fire from industry trade groups that said it lacked real funding solutions and took a misguided approach to transportation planning.

The Promising Future Of Fuels

October 25, 2013

The Promising Future Of Fuels

While diesel will remain the primary fuel for the trucking industry for the near future, a growing number of manufacturers and carriers are embracing alternative technologies and fuels that will allow them to move away from diesel derived from crude.

API Threatens Second EPA Lawsuit

October 18, 2013

API Threatens Second EPA Lawsuit

A week after filing a lawsuit challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) volume requirements for 2013, the American Petroleum Institute (API) notified EPA that it would file a second lawsuit if the final 2014 renewable fuel standard is not released on time.

API Challenges EPA 2013 RFS Volume Requirements

October 9, 2013

API Challenges EPA 2013 RFS Volume Requirements

The American Petroleum Institute (API) has filed a lawsuit with the D.C. Circuit Court challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) volume requirements for 2013, arguing that EPA has mandated significantly more cellulosic ethanol than is available in the marketplace.

Senators Introduce Legislation to Repeal Renewable Fuel Standard

June 24, 2013

Senators Introduce Legislation to Repeal Renewable Fuel Standard

Echoing legislation introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives earlier this year, U.S. Senators John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) and Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) last week introduced “The Renewable Fuel Standard Repeal Act” (S. 1195), which would repeal the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) in its entirety. Sen. Barrasso said the RFS is "fundamentally broken and beyond repair," and that it has driven up food and fuel costs rather than deliver meaningful environmental benefits.

Supreme Court Rejects E-15 Challenge

June 24, 2013

Supreme Court Rejects E-15 Challenge

The Supreme Court has rejected a challenge by the American Petroleum Institute (API) to block sales of gasoline containing 15 percent ethanol (E-15).

EPA Moves Forward With Tier 3 Rule to Reduce Sulfur in Gasoline

April 1, 2013

EPA Moves Forward With Tier 3 Rule to Reduce Sulfur in Gasoline

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said it will move forward with its Tier 3 rule that will limit the amount of sulfur in U.S. gasoline by two-thirds and impose fleetwide pollution limits on new vehicles by 2017. EPA aims to reduce the allowable sulfur content in gasoline from 30 parts per million to 10 ppm.

State Department Report Says Keystone Pipeline To Have Little Environmental Impact

March 4, 2013

State Department Report Says Keystone Pipeline To Have Little Environmental Impact

The Keystone XL (KXL) pipeline cleared another hurdle last week after a draft report by the State Department concluded that building the pipeline would have little impact on the environment. The report quickly fueled renewed GOP pressure on President Obama to approve the pipeline.

U.S. Senators Introduce Legislation to Block Ethanol Increases

February 25, 2013

U.S. Senators Introduce Legislation to Block Ethanol Increases

U.S. Senators Roger Wicker (R-M.S.) and David Vitter (R-La.) have introduced legislation to block an increase in the amount of ethanol that can be blended with gasoline. The bill would overturn Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) waivers that allowed gasoline containing 15 percent ethanol (E15) to be used for many passenger cars and light trucks, and would prohibit the agency from granting future waivers for any blends above 10 percent ethanol.

EPA Releases Requirements for Retailers Planning to Offer E-15

February 18, 2013

EPA Releases Requirements for Retailers Planning to Offer E-15

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has outlined the conditions fuel retailers need to meet to sell higher-ethanol gasoline through a blender pump—one that offers both E10 and E15 through a common hose and nozzle.

Debate Over E15, Renewable Fuels Continues

December 10, 2012

Debate Over E15, Renewable Fuels Continues

AAA's call for a halt in the sale of gasoline containing 15 percent ethanol has sparked debate. The American Petroleum Industry released a point-by-point analysis of the Renewable Fuels Association's statement about AAA's position.

API Sues EPA Over Biodiesel Mandate

December 3, 2012

API Sues EPA Over Biodiesel Mandate

The American Petroleum Institute has filed a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency’s biodiesel mandate.

Accelerated Corrosion in ULSD UST Systems Linked to Acetic Acid

September 17, 2012

Accelerated Corrosion in ULSD UST Systems Linked to Acetic Acid

New study finds corrosion is likely due to the dispersal of acetic acid though the UST.

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