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U.S. Refineries Competitive Positions

I recently participated at the Energy Information Administration’s 2014 Energy Conference, and during a panel discussion on world product trade, took the opportunity to address issues not raised in recent ICF and IHS studies that supported crude exports. Contrary to...

/ July 29, 2014

Flexible-fuel vehicles also get flexible gas mileage

The Washington Post’s July 20 review of the Chrysler 300 by columnist Warren Brown (On Wheels) contained an error regarding fuel economy which may simply have been a an editorial slip up, but still serves as a reminder that fuel...

/ July 29, 2014

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