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Delayed 2014 RFS requirements

Hydrocarbon Engineering,

On August 6 2014 the API marked the one year anniversary of the Environmental Protection Agency finalising the 2013 RFS requirements. These alone were issued eight months late. The API has now called on the administration to finalise the 2014 requirements as soon as possible.

Patrick Kelly, API Senior Policy Advisor said, ‘EPA still hasn’t finalised the RFS requirements for this year, leaving companies to guess how much ethanol they must blend into gasoline. This unreasonable delay could harm consumers by driving up compliance coasts and making it harder to produce the fuels Americans need.’

The last time the administration released requirements on time was 2011. In 2012, the rule was a month late and eight months late in 2013. This year, the final program is on track to be nine months late.

Kelly concluded, ‘this is the longest, most unreasonable delay in a history of long, unreasonable delays when it comes to implementing the RFS under this administration. We urge the EPA to finalise the 2014 rule now and start the process of finalising the 2014 rule to meet the November 30 deadline, as required by law.’

Adapted from press release by Claira Lloyd

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