Fuels

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

RFS: High Cost, No Benefit

There is no doubt that Congress had the best of intentions when it enacted the Renewable Fuel Standard in 2005 and expanded it in 2007. At a time of growing imports, seeking to achieve energy independence through renewable fuels was...

/ July 14, 2014