CRS Trips Over Itself in Assessing Whether COVID-19 Will Affect RFS Compliance

The report “The 2020 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS): COVID-19 Impacts” released last week by the Congressional Research Service demonstrates a conflicted understanding of the mechanics of the RFS, leading to

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Here We Go Again: Senate Letter Plagued by Myths and Mistruths about RINs

Yesterday, a group of senators wrote a letter to President Trump regarding the January 24 decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit that found the EPA

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Crude Oil: Has the United States Really Achieved Independence?

The recent conflict with Iran and its proxies in Iraq has served as a reminder of the enduring potential for geopolitical risk to unsettle petroleum markets – not just globally

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Five Reasons Why Big Oil is Wrong

On Wednesday, the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers and the American Petroleum Institute sent a letter to President Trump in response to reports that the administration is considering measures to

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Crude Oil Price Surge, Seasonal Patterns Driving Gasoline Price Increases, Not Ethanol

There has been considerable discussion lately regarding the reasons for rising gasoline prices in the late winter and early spring of 2019, including the potential role of ethanol following the

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Demand Destruction from Small Refinery Exemptions is Clear and Continuing

There has been a media blitz lately by the oil industry saying that ethanol demand has been unaffected by the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) rampant grants of Renewable Fuel Standard

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