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May 2017 Issue

Fuels & Supply

RFA: EPA’s E15 Volatility Restriction Among Regulations Requiring Reform

Eliminating the unnecessary regulatory barrier to year-round sales of E15 is among a dozen recommended reforms the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) should immediately undertake to alleviate unnecessary regulatory burdens on the U.S. ethanol industry and American consumers, according to comments submitted on May 15 by the Renewable Fuels...

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EIA: Fuel Economy Improvements Projected to Reduce Future Gasoline Use Despite Recent Changes in Vehicle Sales Mix

May 12, 2017 • App Homepage, Fuels & SupplyComments Off on EIA: Fuel Economy Improvements Projected to Reduce Future Gasoline Use Despite Recent Changes in Vehicle Sales Mix

Excerpted from EIA’s “This Week in Petroleum,” May 10, 2017   Gasoline demand is a function of the fuel economy of the vehicle fleet and the total number of miles driven. Over time, fuel economy of the vehicle stock (those in use)...

U.S. Consumers Positive About Energy Industry, but Sentiment Erodes Between Generations

May 12, 2017 • App Homepage, Featured Articles, Fuels & SupplyComments Off on U.S. Consumers Positive About Energy Industry, but Sentiment Erodes Between Generations

Americans value oil and gas for important reasons, but those motivations do not necessarily translate into support for the industry’s future. Eighty percent of consumers responding to a recent nationwide poll conducted by EY agree that the oil and gas...

API: BLM Methane Rule Could Suppress American Energy Renaissance, Harm Consumers

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The American Petroleum Institute (API) expressed disappointment with a no vote to stop an unnecessary, costly and duplicative methane regulation, but said it was encouraged by the Interior Department’s review of the rule as part of an executive order...

API Welcomes the Withdrawal of Harmful New Jones Act Rulings

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The American Petroleum Institute (API) welcomed Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP’s) decision to withdraw its proposed changes to the agency’s interpretation of the Jones Act as it applies to vessels in offshore oil and natural gas...

EIA: New Pipeline Infrastructure Should Accommodate Expected Rise in Permian Oil Production

May 10, 2017 • App Homepage, Fuels & SupplyComments Off on EIA: New Pipeline Infrastructure Should Accommodate Expected Rise in Permian Oil Production

Principal Contributor: Mason Hamilton     As crude oil production in the Permian Basin of western Texas and eastern New Mexico has increased, pipeline infrastructure has also increased to deliver this crude oil to demand centers on the U.S. Gulf...

NATSO and Others Urge Congress to Extend and Phase Out Biodiesel Tax Credit

May 9, 2017 • App Homepage, Business Management, Fuels & SupplyComments Off on NATSO and Others Urge Congress to Extend and Phase Out Biodiesel Tax Credit

NATSO, the national association representing truckstops and travel plazas, and a coalition of trade associations urged Congress to extend the biodiesel blenders’ tax credit as it considers tax reform legislation, and ultimately phase it out.   In...

EIA Gasoline and Diesel Retail Prices Update (Week Ended May 8, 2017)

May 9, 2017 • App Homepage, Fuels & Supply, Fuels & Supply News, Lower RightComments Off on EIA Gasoline and Diesel Retail Prices Update (Week Ended May 8, 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 May 8, 2017. Prices for both fuels declined significantly following the downward trend in crude...

National Biodiesel Board Applauds House Biodiesel Bill

May 8, 2017 • App Homepage, Fuels & SupplyComments Off on National Biodiesel Board Applauds House Biodiesel Bill

The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) applauded the introduction in the U.S. House of Representatives of a bipartisan biodiesel tax credit bill that would convert the blender’s credit for biodiesel to a $1-per-gallon production credit for fuels produced in the...

TAC Energy Online Ordering Portal Offers Customers Customization and Real-Time Data

May 8, 2017 • App Homepage, Fuels & SupplyComments Off on TAC Energy Online Ordering Portal Offers Customers Customization and Real-Time Data

TAC Energy has announced updates to the company’s robust and comprehensive online ordering portal that allows clients to customize all aspects of the ordering process. The portal provides customers the ability to apply for credit, place and track orders,...