Fuels

The absurdity of electric cars and biofuels

Although they are very different industries, electric cars and biofuels face a similar problem: their products receive a significant boost from government policy, but they still have to entice consumers to purchase government-endorsed products that are more expensive and, at...

/ May 7, 2015

Hydrogen as a Transportation Fuel? Nonsense.

Trying to find nonsense in the media regarding the energy industry is like shooting fish in a barrel with a laser-guided RPG. A CBS affiliate in the San Francisco Bay Area recently produced a story on hydrogen vehicles and the...

/ October 21, 2014

EIA’s Estimates of Gasoline Sales – How Did it Get So Late So Soon?

A few weeks ago I posted an article detailing EPA’s continued tardiness in issuing the 2014 RFS volumes. Today, I’d like to draw attention to similar problems with the Energy Information Administration (EIA).

/ October 17, 2014

EPA’s Standard Operating Procedures for RFS: Delay, Delay, Delay

The Clean Air Act (CAA) requires EPA to promulgate volumes for the annual Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) by November 30 of the previous year.  This was intended to provide all stakeholders with a minimum 30 day lead time before the commencement...

/ September 15, 2014