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President to Allow Year-Round E-15; Attach RINs to Exports

May 9, 2018

President to Allow Year-Round E-15; Attach RINs to Exports

President Trump said May 8 that he is considering allowing the unrestricted sale of gasoline containing 15 percent ethanol and will let biofuel exports count toward refiners’ domestic renewable fuel obligations. The proposed changes follow months of fractious negotiations between the corn and oil industries over the future of the U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). However, major elements of the compromise remained in dispute after the meeting between top administration officials and four senators ended.

NATSO Submits Formal Comments to EPA on RFS RIN Obligations

February 23, 2017

NATSO Submits Formal Comments to EPA on RFS RIN Obligations

In comments filed with the Environmental Protection Agency on February 22, NATSO urged EPA not to shift the compliance requirements downstream from the refinery to the terminal rack. Many merchant refiners have urged EPA to require wholesalers and retailers to purchase RINs under the RFS. NATSO has strongly opposed this effort.

EPA Considers Reducing 2014 Renewable Fuel Targets

October 11, 2013

EPA Considers Reducing 2014 Renewable Fuel Targets

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is considering reducing its 2014 ethanol volume targets amid complaints from refiners that the volume requirements exceed their ability to blend it into fuels without resorting to higher blends such as E15 that would put engines at risk, Bloomberg has reported.

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.

White House Reviews EPA's Proposed 2014 RFS

September 13, 2013

White House Reviews EPA's Proposed 2014 RFS

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has sent its 2014 biofuels proposal to the White House Office of Management and Budget for review, with next year’s targets due to be proposed later this month and finalized by year’s end.