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API on RFS Volumes: EPA Must Do More to Protect Consumers

EPA must do more to ensure Americans have access to fuels they want and can safely use in their vehicles until Congress fixes the outdated and broken Renewable Fuel Standard program, API Downstream Group Director Frank Macchiarola said following EPA’s proposal for the 2017 RFS mandates. “Consumers’ interest should come ahead of ethanol interests,” said Macchiarola. “EPA is pushing consumers ...

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NBB: EPA Proposes Modest Biodiesel Growth under Renewable Fuel Standard

The National Biodiesel Board called for the Obama Administration to strengthen an EPA proposal released on May 18 that would raise the biodiesel volume requirement under the Renewable Fuel Standard by 100 million gallons in 2018. NBB Vice President of Federal Affairs Anne Steckel said that without stronger growth in the final rule, the administration would be missing an opportunity ...

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Senate Introduces Concurrent Resolution Opposing Federal Excise Tax Increases

Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) introduced Senate Concurrent Resolution 40 (S.Con.Res.40), expressing opposition toward increasing the 12-percent Federal Excise Tax on heavy trucks and truck bodies. Last year, House Representatives Reid Ribble (R-WI) and Tim Walz (D-MN) introduced companion legislation, H.Con.Res.33. Although concurrent resolutions do not have the force of law, they can make a strong statement. “NTEA commends the Senate ...

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National Biodiesel Board Releases Statement on Tax Legislation

The National Biodiesel Board released the following statement from Vice President of Federal Affairs Anne Steckel after Reps. Kristi Noem (R-S.D.), and Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.), introduced legislation to extend the biodiesel tax incentive through 2019 and reform it as a domestic production credit: “While oil tax breaks remain permanently written into the tax code, the biodiesel tax incentive is yet ...

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TAC Energy Acquires Mutual Oil Co. Inc. Wholesale Unbranded Fuel Assets

TAC Energy, a division of The Arnold Companies has acquired the wholesale unbranded business assets of Mutual Oil Co. Inc. effective June 1, 2016. Terms of the sale between the privately held companies are not being disclosed. TAC Energy will maintain all key sales and customer service associates from Mutual, who will temporarily operate from their current offices outside Boston. ...

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OPW Develops New Lynx Coupler

OPW Engineered Systems, part of OPW’s Fluid segment within Dover Corporation, has added the LYNX coupler to its complete line of terminal solution offerings. Based on OPW Engineered Systems’ existing couplers, LYNX incorporates a U-pin design that enables an operator to disassemble the coupler in a matter of seconds. In addition to allowing fast disassembly, the U-pin does not require ...

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From AEC: Wildcatters Club

Thanks to your continued support, the American Energy Coalition has been helping to fuel the growth and success of Oilheat dealers across the country for nearly a decade. But despite rising oil production and falling oil prices, misinformation perpetrated by natural gas utilities continues to skew consumers’ perceptions. Utilities devote enormous resources solely to denigrating Oilheat, leaving many Americans still ...

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ATEK Access Technologies Adds First Canadian Distributor – Titan Logix

ATEK Access Technologies has entered into its first Canadian partnership with Titan Logix Corp. to meet the growing demand for its TankScan monitoring products. Titan Logix will be responsible for selling ATEK Access Technologies’ TankScan products into new and existing accounts, and identifying new applications for those products. “The exclusive Canadian Value Added Reseller agreement for the TankScan tank monitoring ...

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Clean Diesel Delivers Clean Air Benefits to The Mid-Atlantic Region

Government, environmental and private sector members of a Mid-Atlantic clean air coalition met May 4 in Pennsylvania to discuss strategies for continuing air quality improvements for the region. The Mid-Atlantic Diesel Collaborative is a partnership between leaders from federal and state agencies, regional EPA offices, environmental groups, trucking fleets, engine and equipment makers and other interest groups working together to ...

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