Valero Files Petition to EPA on RFA Program

Valero Energy Corporation today filed a petition to the Environmental Protection Agency to reconsider and revise who is considered an “obligated party” under the Renewable Fuel Standard.

The company said making the change “will address supply constraints on renewable fuel in the transportation fuel market that impede the market’s ability to respond to renewable fuel volume mandates.”

Valero also filed two petitions for review at the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday. One petition requests that the court review the updated standards for the renewable fuel standard program; the other requests a review of the EPA’s final rule “Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives: Changes to the Renewable Fuel Standard.”

The RFS program requires a certain volume of renewable fuel to replace or reduce the quantity of petroleum-based transportation fuel, heating oil or jet fuel, according to the EPA.

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