Organisation Name
American Petroleum Institute (API)
InfluenceMap Query
Renewable Energy Legislation
Data Source
Media Reports
 
 

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-1.54

InfluenceMap has researched and collated the following pieces of evidence associated with the data source and query indicated above. Extraordinary information is indicated by a coloured flag in the upper right corner. Evidence items in order of data inputted with exceptional items first.

 

Opposing renewable energy legislation

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Actively opposing reform to RFS (The Hill, December 2019)

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Oil companies were also miffed by the rule, arguing that companies that meet their obligation under the law should not have to add excess gallons of ethanol from companies that received a waiver.“This misguided reallocation policy, which punishes companies for complying with the law, was not borne out of sound rulemaking that prioritizes consumer interests. We will vigorously challenge this policy in the weeks to come and continue advocating for a comprehensive legislative solution that repeals or significantly reforms the RFS,” Frank Macchiarola with the American Petroleum Institute said in a release.

Created: 29/01/2020 Last edited: 29/01/2020

 

Not supporting renewable energy legislation

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Not supporting the renewable fuel standard (Hydrocarbon Engineering, August 2017)

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The American Petroleum Institute (API) has issued a statement announcing its disappointment with the US Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit’s decision not to uphold the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) authority to exercise its waiver to lower the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) volume obligations for 2014 through 2016. API Downstream Group Director, Frank Macchiarola, said: “EPA’s waiver was necessary to protect consumers from an outdated mandate that attempts to force the use of ethanol beyond the limits that the vehicle fleet and refuelling infrastructure were designed to handle. “Today’s decision reaffirms the need for Congress to revisit and significantly reform the broken RFS programme. The outdated goals of the ethanol mandate have led to implementation challenges for EPA and the refining industry.”

Created: 01/08/2017 Last edited: 01/08/2017

 

Not supporting renewable energy legislation

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Opposing reforms to RFS which would increase volume standards, especially for larger refineries if exemptions are reallocated (Merco Press, Oct 2019)

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The American Petroleum Institute on Tuesday urged the Trump administration to reject proposals floated by U.S. farmers and ethanol producers to boost ethanol demand, the latest development in the clash over bio-fuel policy. […] ”We are deeply concerned by the RFS (Renewable Fuel Standard) policy changes the White House is currently considering,“ said Frank Macchiarola, API's vice president of downstream and industry operations, during a press call on Tuesday. ”We hope the administration walks back from the brink of what would be a disastrous political decision that potentially hurts American drivers.“ […] The Renewable Fuel Standard requires refiners to blend biofuels like ethanol into their fuel, but allows the Environmental Protection Agency to grant waivers to financially troubled small facilities. The EPA announced in August a decision to grant 31 waivers to refineries under the Small Refinery Exemptions program, enraging farmers and ethanol producers who said the move undermines bio-fuel demand. Since then, groups including the corn lobby and the Renewable Fuels Association have urged the administration to redistribute waived volumes from the exemptions into future bio-fuel volume mandates, a proposal API opposes. ”It is simply unfair for the burden of additional volume requirements to essentially be placed on the backs of those parties that have made decisions along the way to be able to comply with the law in the first place,” Macchiarola said. The API late Friday submitted comments to the EPA on the proposed 2020 RFS volumes. API's top concern is the ethanol blend wall, or the maximum amount of ethanol that can be blended into gasoline. Most U.S. gasoline contains 10per cent ethanol.

Created: 29/01/2020 Last edited: 29/01/2020

 

Opposing US RFS

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Has launched advertising campaign, opposing US Renewable Fuel Standards (Houston Chronicle, September 2018)

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The oil industry's largest lobbying group has launched a campaign attacking E-15, a a lower-cost fuel with a higher concentration of ethanol that could expand under a deal being considered by President Donald Trump. Starting tomorrow, the American Petroleum Institute will run an ad on television and online warning Americans that E-15 could damage their car engines, claiming 3 out of 4 automobiles are not designed to use the fuel.

Created: 16/01/2019 Last edited: 16/01/2019