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RFS remains flawed and needs to be reformed to protect consumers, API previews comments on EPA’s proposed 2019 Renewable Volume Obligations

WASHINGTON, August 16, 2018 – Today the American Petroleum Institute reminded policymakers that the ethanol mandate under the Renewable Fuel Standard is broken and should be repealed or significantly reformed. During a conference call with reporters, API Downstream Group Director Frank Macchiarola previewed API’s comments to EPA’s proposed rule-making for next year’s RFS volumes, urging the administration to protect consumers from an outdated mandate.

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Another Year of RFS Volumes is a Reminder of the Need for Reform

Washington, June 26, 2018 – Today the American Petroleum Institute commended EPA for fair and equitable treatment of the reallocation question on small refinery waivers in the proposed 2019 biofuel obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard, but said the RFS remains flawed and needs to be reformed.

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Free market principles should drive transportation policies, mandates and subsidies increase consumer costs

WASHINGTON, May 8, 2018 – Today the American Petroleum Institute testified at the House Energy and Commerce hearing on policy implications of electric and conventional vehicles. API Group Director of Downstream and Industry Operations Frank Macchiarola said transportation and energy policies should be based on free-market principles that allow market participants to operate and compete on a level playing field.

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API warns against approval of year round E-15 sales, asserting the need to protect American consumers

WASHINGTON, APRIL 12, 2018 –Today the American Petroleum Institute said forcing higher ethanol fuel blends into the marketplace could have negative consequences for the American consumer.


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