Texas Oil Companies Work To Adapt To Falling Oil Prices

EPA likely will need to take the lead in rescuing U.S. consumers from the potential negative impacts of the federal ethanol mandate, given the shrinking chance that Congress will pass significant reforms to the broken Renewal Fuel Standard (RFS) program. That’s the view of the natural gas and oil industry, which continues to warn of… Keep reading →

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More than three years ago we posted a blog with the humorous cartoon below to highlight the distinctly unfunny risks that E15 gasoline can have for motorcycle-riding Americans. Unfortunately, as debate over ethanol mandates in the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) continues, those concerns remain. They’re heightened by the administration’s plan to facilitate year-round sales of E15,… Keep reading →

U.S. Government Releases Over $5 Billion In Aid For Home Heating Bills

With EPA receiving public input this week on its proposed ethanol volumes for 2019 under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), it’s important to stay focused on the potential negative impacts of a broken Washington policy — on consumers and the fuel market. Yes, we know that America’s energy renaissance in natural gas and oil production has accomplished the… Keep reading →

U.S. Government Releases Over $5 Billion In Aid For Home Heating Bills

EPA is out with ethanol use requirements for 2018 under the Renewable Fuel Standard(RFS), and the big takeaway is that a broken program remains in place – its original purpose superseded by surging domestic oil production and U.S. consumers still at risk. The important numbers: 19.29 billion gallons: Ethanol, advanced biofuel, biomass-based diesel and cellulosic biofuel… Keep reading →

Congress Struggles With Funding Repairs To U.S. Capitol Dome

On Nov. 30, EPA is scheduled to finalize 2018 ethanol volumes for the U.S. fuel supply under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Yet, the RFS remains a broken program that’s also outdated, its original purposes overtaken by the U.S. energy renaissance. This week, API Downstream Group Director Frank Macchiarola told reporters that Congress needs to protect American… Keep reading →

Tesla Bringing Supercharger Stations To Boston And Chicago

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On September 11th, Tesla announced the opening of Supercharger stations in downtown Boston and Chicago, representing the first step in the company’s effort to expand its Supercharger network into urban areas.

Beijing Enveloped In Heavy Smog

Several countries have announced their intention to ban the sale of internal combustion-powered cars in the coming years.

Jones Act Waiver Extended In The Wake Of Irma And Harvey

Russia Halts Oil to Western Europe Thru Belarus

In the wake of fuel shortages arising from Hurricanes Irma and Harvey, the US Customs and Border Protection extended and expanded its September 8 waiver of the coastwise trade provisions of the Jones Act.

U.S. Government Releases Over $5 Billion In Aid For Home Heating Bills

In July, the U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit ruled in favor of renewable fuels advocates, including the Americans for Clean Energy and the National Corn Growers Association.

Tighter Fuel Efficiency Standards For Medium And Heavy-Duty Vehicles Announced By Obama

At the very top of EPA’s Renewable Fuel Standard website, you’ll find this description of the program devised by Washington in 2005 and expanded in 2007: Congress created the renewable fuel standard (RFS) program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and expand the nation’s renewable fuels sector while reducing reliance on imported oil. No question, the RFS… Keep reading →

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