By Samantha Oller

Opponents of a major proposed change to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) are getting organized, launching a coalition of more than two dozen fuel retailers and marketers and major oil and industry associations.

The Main Street Energy Alliance (MSEA) formed this week to counter efforts by some merchant refiners to get the point of obligation—the party responsible for meeting biofuel blending quotas under the RFS—shifted downstream to fuel blenders and retailers. The more than two dozen members include major oils BP and Shell; associations NACS, SIGMA and NATSO; retailers 7-Eleven, Casey’s General Stores, Cumberland Farms,Giant Eagle, Kum & Go, Kwik Trip, Pilot Travel Centers, RaceTrac, Ricker’s, Sheetz, QuikTrip and Thorntons; as well as several fuel marketers. Read more…