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US EPA aiming for early 2019 in finalising major environmental rollbacks as aviation and biomass on hold

Published 00:06 on October 18, 2018  /  Last updated at 00:11 on October 18, 2018  /  Americas, Aviation, International, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

The US EPA signalled Wednesday it is aiming to finalise rulemaking on regulations for the power and transportation sector early next year, while deferring further decisions on how to set GHG standards in aircraft and treat biogenic CO2 emissions.

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LCFS Market: California prices slink back in September while volume blossoms

Published 23:37 on October 10, 2018  /  Last updated at 23:37 on October 10, 2018  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) average monthly prices retreated in September from all-time highs in August, while the total volume transacted trended in the opposite direction to notch a yearly high.

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Stakeholders question impact of Trump’s year-round E15 sale order

Published 23:31 on October 10, 2018  /  Last updated at 23:31 on October 10, 2018  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

Observers remained sceptical of the long-term impacts of President Donald Trump’s decision Tuesday to order the US EPA to promulgate a regulation mandating the currently banned year-round sales of 15% ethanol blends (E15)

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RINs recede ahead of Trump’s expected E15 announcement

Published 19:08 on October 8, 2018  /  Last updated at 20:33 on October 8, 2018  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs) prices under the US Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) slid back to near single digits Monday as reports suggested President Donald Trump will announce year-round sales of 15% ethanol blends (E15) at a Tuesday rally.

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LCFS Market: California prices rise toward record highs

Published 22:19 on October 5, 2018  /  Last updated at 22:19 on October 5, 2018  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) prices rose further above the $190 mark on Thursday, nearing record highs attained this summer.

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Oregon gubernatorial candidate vows to scrap clean fuel standard

Published 18:13 on October 5, 2018  /  Last updated at 21:51 on October 5, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

Oregon state representative Knute Buehler (R) said he will eliminate the state’s Clean Fuels Programme (OCFP) if elected next month in the tight gubernatorial race, a political shift that could also jeopardise legislators’ cap-and-trade push in 2019.

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LCFS not being considered in the Northeast US, though Midwest programme could emerge

Published 22:14 on October 4, 2018  /  Last updated at 22:14 on October 4, 2018  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

A group of Mid-Atlantic and Northeast US states are not discussing a low-carbon fuel standard (LCFS) to tackle transportation emissions as they remain focused on cap-and-trade, but a future system could take hold in the Midwest if Illinois signs on, experts said.

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Shell, biofuels groups find common ground in opposing RFS waivers

Published 22:06 on October 3, 2018  /  Last updated at 22:06 on October 3, 2018  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

The heated battle over the direction of the US Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) between refiners and biofuels advocates has found some common ground in criticising the EPA’s issuance of numerous compliance waivers this year, according to stakeholders speaking at a conference this week.

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RFS “reset” could help stimulate US biofuel policy reform in 2019

Published 00:05 on October 3, 2018  /  Last updated at 00:05 on October 3, 2018  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

A regulatory review of the US Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) due next year could help spark long-awaited legislative efforts to overhaul the federal biofuels policy, according to a former EPA staffer.

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LCFS Market: California prices rise back towards $190 after amendments approved

Published 22:00 on October 1, 2018  /  Last updated at 22:00 on October 1, 2018  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

The California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) market has jumped back to life after the state regulator Air Resources Board (ARB) approved an amendment package for the programme last week, prompting prices to claw back towards record highs hit this summer.

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