Fuels

Let the Market Decide

AFPM President Charlie Drevna responds (RFS props big ethanol, hinders small businesses) to Sens. Grassley and Klobuchar’s charge of anti-competitive practices in The Hill on July 25th: There’s no way around it: the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) — the policy touted...

/ July 25, 2014

Conflicting Regulations – Tier 3 and a Closer Look at Futility

New regulations coming from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) increasingly conflict with existing regulations and could jeopardize a refiner’s ability to comply with federal fuel formulation regulations. Refiners frequently have to make modifications to operations that are necessary to make...

/ July 24, 2014

No Virginia, the Obama Administration didn’t just legalize crude oil exports

Contrary to many highly misleading media reports (See here, here, and here) the Obama Administration did not just unilaterally undo several laws that have been on the books for decades, to allow the unfettered export of US crude oil. It’s...

/ July 21, 2014

Fact check: Correcting Errors in Misleading RFA Report on the Oil Industry’s Influence on E15 and E85

We’ve taken a close look at a report by the Renewable Fuel Association (RFA), which blames the oil industry for E15 and E85’s failure to penetrate the market. Not surprising, but the report gets more than a few things wrong.  

/ July 15, 2014