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Washington LCFS stakeholders bracing for oil pushback as bill clears second committee

Published 22:02 on February 15, 2019  /  Last updated at 22:02 on February 15, 2019  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

The oil industry is expected to mount an opposition campaign against a Washington state proposal to enact a low-carbon fuel standard (LCFS) that is currently advancing through the legislature, stakeholders said Friday.

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LCFS Market: California prices near return to $200 as PG&E fears pass

Published 21:13 on February 8, 2019  /  Last updated at 00:17 on February 9, 2019  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) prices inched closer to the $200 mark on Friday, nearing record levels hit in late December as concerns about the bankruptcy of utility PG&E subside.

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California LCFS posts smallest credit deficit of 2018 in Q3, while Oregon surplus resumes

Published 21:48 on February 1, 2019  /  Last updated at 21:54 on February 1, 2019  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

Deficit generation under California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) receded during Q3 2018 on the back of stronger electric vehicle numbers, as the Oregon Clean Fuels Program (OCFP) recovered from the market’s first ever quarterly shortfall.

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US EPA heeding advice from trading regulator on RINs reform

Published 21:35 on January 30, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:13 on January 30, 2019  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

The US EPA will incorporate many of the recommendations from the government’s trading regulatory body on reforming the biofuels credit market under the federal Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS), according to the environmental agency’s acting chief.

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Washington state LCFS bill passes first committee as legislators float inter-jurisdictional trading

Published 18:57 on January 25, 2019  /  Last updated at 00:26 on January 26, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

A Washington state House committee approved legislation on Thursday that would implement a low-carbon fuel standard (LCFS), with lawmakers also working on a provision to enable credit transfers with other clean fuel standards and carbon pricing programmes.

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Appeals court rules in favour of California’s LCFS

Published 15:29 on January 21, 2019  /  Last updated at 15:26 on January 22, 2019  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has found California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) does not impede on interstate commerce and challenges against the carbon intensities of prior versions were without merit, according to a ruling filed late Friday.

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Prolonged US govt shutdown could delay E15, RFS reform proposals

Published 22:53 on January 16, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:41 on January 18, 2019  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

The US EPA’s plan to propose the year-round sale of 15% ethanol blends and reforms to the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) could be delayed if the federal government shutdown drags on for a prolonged period, acting agency chief Andrew Wheeler said Wednesday during his senate confirmation hearing.

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Massachusetts state senator renewing push for carbon pricing, LCFS

Published 21:43 on January 15, 2019  /  Last updated at 21:43 on January 15, 2019  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

A Massachusetts state senator will once again pursue legislation to implement an economy-wide carbon pricing scheme and a low-carbon fuel standard (LCFS) amid increasing support from the executive branch and regional partners to install market-based systems to reduce emissions.

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California’s ARB loses LCFS branch chief to trade group

Published 17:59 on January 14, 2019  /  Last updated at 00:41 on January 15, 2019  /  Americas, Bavardage, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

California regulator ARB is losing its Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) branch chief to a renewable natural gas trade group.

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California utility PG&E to pursue bankruptcy protection

Published 17:24 on January 14, 2019  /  Last updated at 00:39 on January 15, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

California utility Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) announced Monday that it will pursue bankruptcy protection as it faces significant litigation and possible liabilities from a devastating wildfire last year.

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