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UPDATE – LCFS Market: California diesel benchmark to resume normal schedule in 2019 as prices approach $200

Published 11:54 on December 8, 2018  /  Last updated at 13:58 on December 8, 2018  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

The carbon intensity (CI) benchmark for diesel-based fuels under the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) will revert back to its normal, more stringent schedule next year after state regulator ARB fulfilled a court order, while credit prices set a new record for the second time this week.

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LCFS Market: California prices set new record as participants eye $200

Published 16:32 on December 6, 2018  /  Last updated at 16:57 on December 6, 2018  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) credits traded at a new all-time high on Wednesday, drawing closer to the $200 mark as traders debated whether or not that level would be breached.

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CORRECTION – Canada’s BC unveils long-term climate strategy aimed at electrification, higher LCFS

Published 22:47 on December 5, 2018  /  Last updated at 11:51 on December 6, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, RINs & LCFS  /  No Comments

British Columbia’s government outlined a long-term climate strategy Wednesday aimed at electrifying its transportation sector, increasing its energy efficiency from buildings, and reducing emissions from its industrial sector.

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EPA finalizes 2019 volume requirements for RFS programme

Published 20:53 on November 30, 2018  /  Last updated at 08:32 on December 1, 2018  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has rejected calls from refiners to lower its conventional renewable fuel quota from 15 billion gallons in 2019, while finalising a modest 3% increase to its total biofuels requirement for next year, it announced Friday.

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RINs bounce on news of RFS waiver review

Published 18:16 on November 28, 2018  /  Last updated at 21:07 on November 28, 2018  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

US biofuels credits under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) received a boost on Tuesday after a media report said the Trump administration was temporarily halting the issuance of compliance waivers for an agency review.

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LCFS Market: California prices tick back up as traders foresee activity increasing

Published 20:46 on November 26, 2018  /  Last updated at 20:46 on November 26, 2018  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) prices rose back toward the $190 mark over the past several days, and traders believe more gains could be possible over the last month of 2018.

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Chevron revealed as largest firm to get RFS waiver as 2019 final rule expected

Published 17:05 on November 21, 2018  /  Last updated at 00:06 on November 22, 2018  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

Oil major Chevron earlier this year received a compliance waiver under the US Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) for one of its facilities, a media report said on Tuesday, as stakeholders await the EPA’s finalisation of the programme’s 2019 blending mandate next week.

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Oregon Clean Fuels Program registers first credit deficit as amendments approved

Published 22:29 on November 19, 2018  /  Last updated at 23:11 on November 19, 2018  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

The Oregon Clean Fuels Program (OCFP) in Q2 saw more deficits than credits generated for the first time in the regulation’s history, data showed, while a state agency approved a minor amendment package to expand eligible credit types.

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LCFS Market: California prices dip below $190 as market quiets down after data release

Published 22:28 on November 9, 2018  /  Last updated at 22:28 on November 9, 2018  /  Americas, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) prices slunk back below $190 this week amid thin activity following data that showed the market to be more in a deficit than expected.

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Oregon should throttle complementary policies when rolling out carbon market -study

Published 21:17 on November 6, 2018  /  Last updated at 23:15 on November 6, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, RINs & LCFS, US  /  No Comments

Oregon regulators should consider ending complementary GHG reduction policies if the state wants to promote a cost-effective and environmentally-sound cap-and-trade programme in the future, according to a new study from a Harvard professor and an economic consultant.

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