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LCFS Market: California futures notch another monthly volume record

Published 22:30 on April 17, 2019  /  Last updated at 01:09 on April 18, 2019  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

A record amount of California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) futures have already traded on ICE just over halfway through April, marking the second consecutive month to set an all-time high.

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UPDATE: Washington LCFS bill tied up in transportation package discussions

Published 19:31 on April 12, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:16 on April 12, 2019  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

Washington’s proposed low-carbon fuel standard (LCFS) hit a snag this week as state legislators failed to advance the bill out of a Senate committee, but lawmakers are exploring other avenues to move the programme forward.

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CORRECTION: LCFS Market: California prices continue slide after hard cap proposal

Published 22:44 on April 11, 2019  /  Last updated at 22:10 on April 13, 2019  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) credit prices continued their month-long slide this week after regulator ARB floated a price ceiling for transactions in the programme.

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California considers LCFS price ceiling, advance crediting system

Published 22:07 on April 5, 2019  /  Last updated at 22:07 on April 5, 2019  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

California regulator ARB is proposing to establish a “firm maximum” price for Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) credits and an advance crediting mechanism to bolster the programme’s existing cost containment provisions, officials said at a workshop on Friday.

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US EPA still waiting on RFS waiver recommendations for 2018

Published 22:34 on April 2, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:07 on April 2, 2019  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has not delivered its recommendations on which small refiners should receive compliance waivers under the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS), and the EPA is likely to grant those exemptions on a “rolling basis” once the agency has received them, Administrator Andrew Wheeler said Tuesday.

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New Oregon cap-and-trade amendment seeks to cancel LCFS

Published 22:22 on April 2, 2019  /  Last updated at 23:03 on April 2, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

An Oregon state senator introduced an amendment Monday to the proposed WCI-modelled carbon market bill that would nix the state’s low-carbon fuel standard (LCFS) to avoid overlapping emission reduction policies.

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US RFS stakeholders hit back at proposed biofuel credit reforms

Published 20:23 on March 29, 2019  /  Last updated at 20:24 on March 29, 2019  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) programme advocates offered a litany of complaints Thursday about the US EPA’s plan to implement a series of restrictions on biofuel credit trading, while others felt the agency should go further in those potential measures. 

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CORRECTION: LCFS Market: California prices slide heading into compliance deadline

Published 21:11 on March 27, 2019  /  Last updated at 22:14 on April 13, 2019  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) credits took a step back this week as entities looked to complete purchases ahead of this week’s carryback compliance deadline.

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US Carbon Pricing Roundup for week ending Mar. 22, 2019

Published 22:31 on March 22, 2019  /  Last updated at 00:24 on March 23, 2019  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

A summary of legislative action on carbon pricing and clean energy bills at the US state level taken this week, including Colorado legislation to implement formal GHG targets, a court case on Washington state’s blocked Clean Air Rule, and a California bill to pursue aggregated offset project methodologies in the state’s carbon market.

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California’s ARB to discuss possible cost containment amendments for LCFS next month

Published 21:29 on March 19, 2019  /  Last updated at 22:07 on March 19, 2019  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

California regulator ARB will hold a public hearing on Apr. 5 to consider possible amendments to the cost containment provisions of the state’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS), with the aim of keeping prices below the yearly Credit Clearance Market rate.

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