RIN

RIN and bear it: the QAP refiners have to put up with

Last week, reports emerged of another alleged case of RIN fraud. If the three people accused are found guilty of their $66.5 million crime, then they will be the latest in a long line of fraudsters taking advantage of the...

/ December 9, 2015

EPA’s Waiver Authority Is Unambiguous

EPA’s Acting Assistant Administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation, Janet McCabe, was grilled at a recent Senate Homeland Security Subcommittee hearing with questions surrounding the legality of the agency’s decision to use its general waiver authority to cut...

/ June 19, 2015

EPA Moved the Goalposts in 2014 to Promote Cellulosic Biofuel

Cellulosic biofuel has been neglible. In January 2013, the RFS regulatory value for 2012 was vacated by a court. In November 2013, EPA proposed to set the RFS regulatory value for 2011 from 6.0 million ethanol-equivalent gallons to zero and...

/ April 20, 2015

RIN Tutorial

As corn-based RIN prices have reportedly risen as a result of EPA’s Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) announcement on April 10, now might be a good time to ask: what exactly is a RIN? It’s a simple question with a complex answer,...

/ April 15, 2015