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June 2017 Issue

Fuels & Supply

NBB Members Call for Reinstating the Biodiesel Tax Incentive

Nearly 100 biodiesel advocates from across the country are visiting Capitol Hill today (June 20) urging Congress to bring back the biodiesel tax incentive as proposed in both chambers of Congress. Participants include biodiesel producers, distributors and feedstock suppliers representing more than two dozen states.   “The bipartisan biodiesel tax...

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EIA: U.S. Refineries Are Running at Record-High Levels

June 20, 2017 • App Homepage, Fuels & Supply, Upper RightComments Off on EIA: U.S. Refineries Are Running at Record-High Levels

Principal Contributors: Hannah Breul and Matthew French     Gross inputs to U.S. petroleum refineries, also referred to as refinery runs, averaged a record high 17.7 million barrels per day (b/d) for the week ending May 26, before dropping slightly...

Policy Brief: Trump Pulls the Plug on Paris

June 20, 2017 • App Homepage, Featured Articles, Fuels & SupplyComments Off on Policy Brief: Trump Pulls the Plug on Paris

By Keith Reid   On June 1, President Donald Trump announced that America was going to pull out of the Paris climate accord, which had been agreed to by the Obama administration at the COP 21 meeting in 2015. The announcement was not particularly...

EIA Gasoline and Diesel Retail Prices Update (Week Ended June 19, 2017)

June 20, 2017 • App Homepage, Fuels & Supply, Lower RightComments Off on EIA Gasoline and Diesel Retail Prices Update (Week Ended June 19, 2017)

Analysis by Dr. Nancy Yamaguchi   The Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its weekly data on diesel and gasoline retail prices for the week ended June 19, 2017. The past three weeks brought a significant contraction in crude prices, and this...

Weekly Energy Market Situation, June 19, 2017

June 19, 2017 • App Homepage, Fuels & Supply, Lower Left, PowerhouseComments Off on Weekly Energy Market Situation, June 19, 2017

U.S. Oil Stocks Rebounding U.S. supply adds half of recent inventory drop in three weeks Bearish price outlook continues U.S. production reacting to lower bread-even prices Natural gas storage 11% lower than last year   Sincerely, Alan...

U.S. Ethanol Organizations Applaud Mexico’s Adoption of E10

June 19, 2017 • App Homepage, Fuels & Supply, Lower Right 2Comments Off on U.S. Ethanol Organizations Applaud Mexico’s Adoption of E10

The Mexican Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) announced recently a change that will increase the maximum amount of ethanol that can be blended in Mexican gas supplies from 5.8% to 10%, except in the cities of Monterrey, Guadalajara and Mexico City.  ...

API Welcomes Subcommittee Action to Improve Implementation of Ozone Standards

June 19, 2017 • App Homepage, Fuels & SupplyComments Off on API Welcomes Subcommittee Action to Improve Implementation of Ozone Standards

The American Petroleum Institute (API) applauded the passage of the Ozone Standards Implementation Act out of the House Energy and Commerce Environment Subcommittee. The legislation recognizes that the United States has continued to make dramatic improvements...

ExxonMobil and Synthetic Genomics Report Breakthrough in Algae Biofuel Research

June 19, 2017 • App Homepage, Fuels & Supply, Lower Left 2Comments Off on ExxonMobil and Synthetic Genomics Report Breakthrough in Algae Biofuel Research

ExxonMobil and Synthetic Genomics Inc. announced a breakthrough in joint research into advanced biofuels involving the modification of an algae strain that more than doubled its oil content without significantly inhibiting the strain’s growth.   Using...

NACS: Demystifying the Realities of “Bad Gas”

June 16, 2017 • App Homepage, Fuels & Supply, Retail Operations, Upper LeftComments Off on NACS: Demystifying the Realities of “Bad Gas”

Your car has trouble starting … the ride is sluggish and the engine “pings” … it suddenly stalls and the engine light comes on … it abnormally continues to sputter even after it’s turned off … and your first thought is: I must have filled up...

RFA Urges Senate Committee to “Expeditiously” Pass E15 RVP Waiver

June 14, 2017 • App Homepage, Fuels & SupplyComments Off on RFA Urges Senate Committee to “Expeditiously” Pass E15 RVP Waiver

In a letter to Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman John Barrasso (R-Wyoming) and Ranking Member Tom Carper (D-Delaware), the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) urged the committee to “expeditiously” pass legislation that would...