Erin Voegele

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September 12, 2019

Colorado to evaluate feasibility of LCFS program

Colorado has taken an initial step toward considering the establishment of a Low Carbon Fuel Standard. The Colorado Energy Office issued a documented quote (DQ) Sept. 11 inviting bids from independent contractors to conduct an LCFS feasibility study. READ MORE

August 29, 2019

Comment period on proposed 2020-’21 RFS RVOs closes Aug. 30

Those who wish to weigh in on the U.S. EPA’s proposed rule to set 2020 renewable volume obligations under the RFS and the 2021 RVO for biomass-based diesel have just days to do so. The public comment period on the proposed rule closes Aug. 30. READ MORE

August 26, 2019

Representatives urge GAO investigation into EPA’s RFS waivers

A dozen members of Congress led by Rep. Abby Finkenauer sent a letter to U.S. Comptroller General Gene Dodaro Aug. 21 urging the U.S. Government Accountability Office to examine the review and approval of SREs under the Renewable Fuel Standard. READ MORE

August 21, 2019

Rep. Axne requests investigation into EPA’s misuse of RFS waivers

Rep. Cindy Axne, D-Iowa, sent a letter to U.S. EPA Acting Inspector General Charles Sheenhan Aug. 21 requesting investigation into the agency’s questionable decision-making and misuse of its small refinery exemption authority to benefit Big Oil. READ MORE

July 30, 2019

Comment period officially opens on 2020-’21 RFS proposal

The U.S. EPA published its proposed rule to set Renewable Fuel Standard 2020 RVOs and the 2021 RVO for biomass-based diesel in the Federal Register July 29, officially opening a public comment period. Comments can be filed through Aug. 30. READ MORE

July 30, 2019

Neste reports strong Q2 financial results for renewable diesel

Neste released financial results July 25 for the first half of 2019, reporting increased earnings for its renewable products segment, a new quarterly sales record for renewable products, and a high utilization rate of its renewable diesel capacity. READ MORE

July 03, 2019

Senators aim to limit USDA influence over SRE decisions

Several U.S. senators representing oil producing and refining states are trying to limit Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue’s influence over the U.S. EPA’s process of evaluating small refinery exemptions (SREs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard. READ MORE

July 03, 2019

EIA to update data reporting for biofuels

The U.S. Energy Information Administration is seeking a three-year extension with changes to its Petroleum Supply Reporting System. The proposed changes include those related to biofuels reporting. Comments are due July 24. READ MORE

June 25, 2019

US EPA opens Section 610 review of Renewable Fuel Standard

The U.S. EPA published a notice June 24 announcing it has opened a review of the Renewable Fuel Standard under Section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, which requires agencies to review rules that have significant impacts on small entities. READ MORE

June 25, 2019

US EPA updates SRE data, 38 applications now pending for 2018

Another small refinery exemption application for the RFS’s 2018 compliance year has been declared ineligible or withdrawn, according to updated data posted to the U.S. EPA website June 24. Of the 40 filed, 38 are pending and two have been withdrawn. READ MORE