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THE HILL: Gasoline Stations Team Up To Fight Ethanol Mandate Change

By Timothy Cama More than two dozen companies that run or license gas stations are teaming up to fight a proposed change to the federal ethanol mandate that could hurt them. The Main Street Energy Alliance launched Wednesday, with members including Cumberland Farms, Sheetz Inc., QuikTrip, BP, 7 Eleven Inc., the National Association of Convenience [...]

PRESS RELEASE: The Main Street Energy Alliance Launches To Fight Special-Interest Changes To The Renewable Fuel Standard

Energy Companies, Fuel Retailers, and Fuel Marketers Join Forces to Preserve RFS Compliance  Download The PDF  Washington, D.C.– A coalition of energy industry associations, businesses, and concerned citizens launched the Main Street Energy Alliance (MSEA) today to stand up for energy businesses and consumers across America. The coalition is urging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) [...]

ETHANOL PRODUCER: To Win RFS Fights, We Must Stand United

By Emily Skor An important debate is happening in the nation’s capital, and it revolves around the efforts by biofuel critics to rewrite a key element of the Renewable Fuel Standard—the point of obligation. Under the RFS, the point of obligation defines which participants in the fuel supply chain (currently oil refiners and importers) are [...]

CONVENIENCE STORE NEWS: RFS Changes Would Hurt Small Retailers & Our Customers

By Dana Hennen My husband and I are third-generation owners of Hennen's Auto Service, which has been family owned and operated since 1958. Small businesses like ours have led the charge to bring new consumer fuel options online. As Lance Klatt, executive director of Minnoco, recently pointed out: "Hundreds of single-store owners spearheaded the adoption [...]

CONVENIENCE STORE NEWS: Small Retailers Against Changing RFS Point of Obligation

By Lance Klatt There has been a lot of news coverage recently about changing the point of obligation associated with the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Some seek to shift the responsibility of adding biofuels into the fuel mix downstream to fuel marketers, rather than those who produce or import gasoline. As operators of locally owned [...]

THE HILL: Changing RFS Obligation Would Line Refiners’ Pockets, Increase Gas Prices

By Bryce Rawers Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt is now confirmed as the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). One of his first tasks will be to decide whether to restructure the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) – which ensures a minimum volume of renewable fuels, like ethanol, are blended with fossil fuels, like gasoline. [...]

THE Hill: Reject the petition to shift the RFS point of obligation

By Ryan McNutt Some obligated parties, those tasked with blending ethanol into our fuel supply, such as fuel importers and refiners, claim to have had trouble meeting their RFS obligations. However, that’s simply not the case. There are multiple options for them to meet their obligation. Their qualm is not about technical challenges but about [...]

WASHINGTON TIMES: Trump, EPA Nominee Differ On Renewable Fuel Program

By Ben Wolfgang He has vowed to slash environmental regulations and promote U.S. oil and gas development, but President Trump is under intense pressure to make an exception for the federal Renewable Fuel Standard, which has spawned the country’s attachment to ethanol. During the campaign Mr. Trump vowed to protect the RFS, assuring voters in [...]

REAL CLEAR ENERGY: Don’t Change the RFS Point of Obligation

By Mark Griffin My father started our company in 1964 with one filling station in Lubbock, Texas. We now operate terminals, fuel storage facilities, retail gas-stations and truck-stops across the Southwest. Among other services, we blend ethanol and biodiesel into traditional fuels, as required under the RFS. We also ship unblended fuel to terminals across [...]