Valero pushes for RFS tweak

Source: By Chris Prentice, Reuters • Posted: Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Valero Energy Corp. wants U.S. EPA to tweak its renewable fuel standard.

The RFS requires oil refiners and importers to demonstrate compliance with its ethanol-blending program. Valero is asking the agency to consider putting the onus on fuel sellers at loading racks, where fuel trucks pick up their product, to prove they are blending the biofuels.

Valero is the country’s largest independent refiner, and it’s asking more of other fuel sellers, including refiners, importers, rack blenders and large retailers.

The move comes as part of a yearlong campaign by the company (Chris Prentice, Reuters, June 13).