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RINs jump on rumours of biofuel waiver review by Trump administration

Published 22:59 on June 24, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:02 on June 24, 2019  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

Prices for biofuel credits (RINs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) have climbed in recent days after a news outlet reported President Trump ordered a review of the EPA’s compliance waiver programme for refiners.

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LCFS Market: California prices approaching $200 mark

Published 22:41 on June 24, 2019  /  Last updated at 22:45 on June 24, 2019  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) prices have continued their steady increase over the month of June as compliance buying has persisted, but some participants have questioned how much further the bull run will last.

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ICE hires manager for North American environmental markets

Published 23:09 on June 11, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:09 on June 11, 2019  /  Americas, Bavardage, Canada, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

The Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) has hired a new manager on its North American environmental desk, according to an email sent to market participants Tuesday.

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LCFS Market: California prices rising as large players ramp up activity

Published 22:58 on June 11, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:10 on June 11, 2019  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) credits have risen past the $190 mark in recent days on the heels of increased purchasing, reversing some of this spring’s losses.

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IncubEx hires former broker to build out renewable fuels business

Published 20:41 on June 6, 2019  /  Last updated at 20:41 on June 6, 2019  /  Americas, Bavardage, Canada, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

Product and business development firm IncubEx has hired a senior vice president from an international biofuels brokerage firm to help expand the company’s offering into renewable fuel-based environmental products.

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Washington state legislators, localities planning next steps for LCFS push

Published 22:36 on June 5, 2019  /  Last updated at 22:36 on June 5, 2019  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

Washington state lawmakers will engage with fellow legislators and stakeholders for the rest of 2019 as they restart efforts to pass a low-carbon fuel standard (LCFS) bill next year, while a Seattle-area clean air agency is planning its own rulemaking process for a regional clean fuels programme.

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Costco among six companies to make up OCFP credit shortfall this summer

Published 22:28 on June 3, 2019  /  Last updated at 22:28 on June 3, 2019  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

Multinational retailer Costco and five other transportation fuel importers will enter the Oregon’s Clean Fuels Programs’ (OCFP) Credit Clearance Market (CCM) to complete their credit purchases for the 2018 compliance year, the state environmental agency announced late Friday.

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California slaps Tesoro with $1.36 mln fine for LCFS reporting violations

Published 19:08 on May 31, 2019  /  Last updated at 19:39 on May 31, 2019  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

California regulator ARB released a $1.36 million settlement agreement on Thursday with fuel refiner and marketer Tesoro for misreporting six years’ worth of data under the state’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS), including several million gallons of deficit-generating fuel.

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US EPA abandons trading restrictions in finalised RIN reform package

Published 17:04 on May 31, 2019  /  Last updated at 17:13 on May 31, 2019  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

The US EPA released its final rule on Friday for allowing year-round sales of 15% ethanol blends and increasing transparency in the biofuel credit (RIN) market under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), but the agency dropped several proposed restrictions on credit trading for the time being.

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UPDATE – US Carbon Pricing Roundup for week ending May 24

Published 18:22 on May 24, 2019  /  Last updated at 22:16 on May 24, 2019  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

A summary of legislative and regulatory action on carbon pricing and clean energy at the US subnational and federal level taken this week, including the push to finish Oregon’s WCI-modelled cap-and-trade proposal, Maryland’s governor proposing an alternative method of achieving 100% clean electricity, and several developments related to compliance waivers and proposed biofuel credit trading reforms under the federal Renewable Fuel Standard.

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