API: Let’s get a redo of those biofuels volumes

Source: BY KELSEY TAMBORRINO, Politico • Posted: Wednesday, April 22, 2020

The American Petroleum Institute is asking EPA to revise its 2020 blending requirements, the oil producers group told ME. API believes that now that the 10th Circuit has effectively killed the small refiner exemption, the agency should remove the reallocation requirements built into the 2020 rule, a spokesman said. EPA added the requirement last year to blend an extra 770 million gallons of biofuel in light of volumes lost to the mandate from exemptions. The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association, an ethanol producers group, disagrees, calling API’s request “rank hypocrisy.”