The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday proposed to reject requests to change the point of obligation to comply with the Renewable Fuel Standard.
The RFS currently requires importers and refiners to comply with requirements to mix ethanol and other renewable fuels into the gasoline supply, or to buy credits from those who have done so. Some refiners requested the agency consider moving the obligation to wholesale purchasers.
On Thursday, the EPA proposed to reject that request.
“We believe that the current structure of the RFS program is working to incentivize the production, distribution, and use of renewable transportation fuels in the United States,” the agency wrote in its proposal.
It added, “We do not believe that the petitioners have demonstrated that changing the point of obligation would likely result in increased use of renewable fuels.”
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