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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more to ensure Americans have access to fuels they want and can safely use in their vehicles until Congress fixes the outdated and broken Renewable Fuel Standard program, API Downstream Group Director Frank Macchiarola said following EPA’s proposal for the 2017 RFS mandates.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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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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API: Gov. Cuomo’s Rejection of Constitution Pipeline an Assault against Consumers and Businesses

API Executive Director for Market Development Marty Durbin said Gov. Cuomo’s rejection of the Constitution Pipeline is a clear example of politics coming before the interests of U.S. workers and consumers. He didn’t mention other constituencies API is said to represent, such as heating oil and propane dealers. “The Cuomo administration’s decision to reject permits for the Constitution Pipeline is ...

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AEC: U.S. Senators Don’t Want Natural Gas Pipeline

New York’s two U.S. senators came out last week against the proposed Northeast Energy Direct natural gas pipeline and urged federal regulators to reject it, according to an article in the Albany Times Union. In a joint letter to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chairman Norman Bay, Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand urged rejection of the pipeline for environmental, health ...

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