Refiners ask EPA to not share ethanol quota relief reasons widely

Oil & Gas Journal: A lawyer representing several operators of small refineries asked the US Environmental Protection Agency on July 8 to not widely share reasons they are seeking exemptions from ethanol quotas under the federal Renewable Fuel Standard.

“Recent media reports indicate that [US Department of Agriculture Sec. Sonny Perdue] is attempting to gain access to the confidential business information (CBI) submitted by small refineries during the hardship petition process,” said LeeAnn Johnson Koch, a partner in Perkins Coye LLP’s Washington office.

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