Topics: Renewable Fuel Standard

CVR Energy Revives Push to Change RFS Regulations

CVR Energy’s Coffeyville Resources Refining and Marketing and Wynnewood Refining Company renewed a seven-year-old push to change the Renewable Fuel Standard, petitioning the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to prohibit non-obligated parties from possessing and trading Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs). NATSO and others in the downstream community oppose CVR’s petition. More

NATSO, SIGMA Urge OMB, EPA to Revise E-RIN Program and Increase Blending Mandate for Biodiesel, Renewable Diesel


EPA Misses Significant Opportunity to Encourage EV Charging Station Investment

NATSO, representing America’s truckstops and travel centers, SIGMA: America’s Leading Fuel Marketers and the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) will file comments today on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed Renewable Fuel Standard rule raising concerns that the proposal risks squandering a significant opportunity to spur investments in EV charging stations. EPA proposed that automakers, rather than owners of public direct current (DC) fast chargers, should have the ability to generate electricity Renewable Identification Numbers (e-RINs). More

Supreme Court Rules on RFS Waivers

The Supreme Court (SCOTUS) on June 25 overturned a lower court ruling that had found that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) could only grant a small refinery exemption to companies that had received such an exemption every year since 2013.  The Supreme Court found that, according to the statute that created the RFS, EPA has a wider latitude to grant small refinery exemptions, including for refineries that had not received such an exemption for many years.  More

EPA to Announce Move on Small Refinery Waivers by March 9


Trump Administration to Pare Small Refinery Waivers


NATSO Board Approves Policy Priorities for 2020 at Denver Meeting

The NATSO Board of Directors approved its Priority Legislative and Regulatory Issues for 2020-2021 at its February Board Meeting held during the NATSO Connect 2020, in Denver, Colorado. NATSO’s core legislative priorities continue to focus on both transportation and fuel policy. More

NATSO Analysis: Federal Court Sides with Fuel Retailers, Informative for Current RFS Debates

On August 30, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision in a lawsuit brought by the merchant refining community that sought to require EPA to change the so-called "point of obligation" under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The court's opinion in the case, which was first filed more than two-and-a-half years ago, is noteworthy for its implications on current policy debates over the future of the RFS. More

EPA Grants 31 2018 Small Refinery Waivers

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Aug. 9 said it granted 31 small refinery waivers in 2018 that exempt refiners from their obligations to acquire Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard.  More

Biofuels Groups Ask Court to Restart RFS Waiver Case

Biofuel producers and corn growers on July 31 asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to lift a stay on a petition filed in 2018 challenging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for issuing small refinery waivers that exempt refiners from their obligations to acquire Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard. More

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