Topics: Fuel & Trucking

EPA Proposes Renewable Volume Obligations for 2020

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on July 5 proposed renewable volume obligations (RVOs) for 2020 under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). EPA also proposed RVOs for biomass-based diesel (BBD) for 2021. In the rule, EPA said it would use its waiver authority to lower the volumes of cellulosic biofuels, advanced biofuels, and total renewable fuels below the statutory targets. More

House Ways and Means Committee Advances Tax Extenders

The House Ways and Means Committee late last night advanced legislation that would extend temporary tax provisions through 2020, including the Biodiesel Tax Credit. The committee voted 25 to 17 to advance a bill to extend the tax breaks that expired in 2017 and 2018 or will expire at the end of this year. More

NATSO Commends House Ways and Means Committee for Advancing Tax Extenders Legislation

NATSO, the national association representing truckstops and travel plazas, issued the following statement today in response to the House Ways and Means Committee’s approval of legislation that would extend temporary tax provisions through 2020, including the Biodiesel Tax Credit. More

Sens. Klobuchar, Duckworth Lead Letter Urging EPA to Cease Issuing Small Refinery Waivers

U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) led a group of 12 senators in urging Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler to stop granting small refineries hardship exemptions from their biofuel blending requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). More

NATSO Supports California Measure Requiring Multiple Payment Options for EV Charging

NATSO on June 17 expressed support for California’s amended AB 1424, which would require electric vehicle (EV) charging stations to have multiple payment options available for drivers without mandating one form of payment technology. More

House Ways and Means Chairman to Propose Three-Year Tax Extenders

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal (D-MA) on June 11 discussed a proposal with members to extend a series of expired business tax benefits known as “extenders” that include the biodiesel tax credit. More

Biofuels Coalition Applauds House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal for Three-Year Tax Extenders Proposal

NATSO, the national association representing truckstops and travel plazas, along with the Advanced Biofuels Association (ABFA), American Trucking Associations (ATA), National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS), the New England Fuel Institute, the Petroleum Marketers Association of America (PMAA), and the Society of Independent Gasoline Marketers of America (SIGMA) issued the following statement today in response to reports that House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal (D-MA) plans to introduce legislation that would extend temporary tax provisions through 2020. More

Rep. Finkenauer Urges Congress to Extend the Biodiesel Tax Credit

Rep. Finkenauer (D-IA) urged Congress to extend the biodiesel tax credit during June 4 testimony at a Members’ Day Hearing before the House Committee on Ways and Means. More

EPA Issues Final Rule on RFS Reform

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today issued a Final RIN Market Reform rule that authorizes the sale of E-15 year-round throughout the United States and enhances disclosure requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard. More

Trends Alert: Diesel Engines Still Power America — and Will for a Long Time

There’s a lot of buzz going around about new fuels for medium- and heavy-duty trucks. While research and development of cleaner fuels is always a good idea, the reality is liquid fuels will power U.S. fleets for decades to come. That’s led some fleets to ask about renewable diesel as a solution. Renewable diesel is a good fuel, but most of the nation’s supply goes to the West Coast, and it will be a long time before it’s readily available elsewhere. The fact is, biodiesel blends are needed to meet U.S. fleets’ fuel needs and sustainability initiatives for decades to come. More