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EPA Should Deny Petitions to Move RFS Point of Obligation, SIGMA Says

February 24, 2017

On Wednesday, February 22nd, SIGMA filed formal comments with EPA expressing the association’s position that EPA should deny petitions filed by some refiners to move the point of obligation under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program.  The petitions, which EPA has proposed to deny, ask that EPA shift the compliance responsibility under the RFS from refiners and importers—where it is currently and where SIGMA believes it properly belongs—to those who operate further downstream, which would result in many currently unobligated parties, including fuel retailers and railroads among others, being responsible for purchasing renewable fuel credits (RINS) to demonstrate compliance with the program...

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SIGMA: America's Leading Fuel Marketers is the national trade association representing fuel marketers and convenience store chain retailers in the United States and Canada. Our approximately 260 corporate members command nearly 50 percent of the petroleum retail market, selling approximately 80 billion gallons of motor fuel each year.