EPA denies small refiners’ bids for retroactive relief

Oil & Gas Journal: Small refiners will not get the retroactive relief they requested to ease the financial burdens of the federal renewable fuel program, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Sept. 14.

Seventeen small refiners this year submitted petitions to the EPA to obtain retroactive waivers from the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), which obligates refiners to either blend a certain percentage of biofuels into their gasoline and diesel or pay for compensatory credits.

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