Understanding California’s High Transportation Fuel Prices
EPRINC has published a report “Understanding California’s High Transportation Fuel Prices.”  California’s  transportation fuel specifications are among the most stringent in the United States targeting both reductions in so-called criteria pollutants and reductions in green house gas emissions. Max Pyziur, EPRINC downstream expert, provides an assessment of the costs of the California standards. The  report can be downloaded here.

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EPRINC Issues Report on Technical Constraints and Cost Risks to the Renewable Fuel Standard

Max Pyziur and Lucian Pugliaresi on Technical Constraints and Cost Risks from the Renewable Fuel Standard

Under US law, increased volumes of biofuels must be blended into gasoline and diesel fuels. A variety of factors, including future demand for transportation fuels, falling crude oil prices and technological constraints, are all providing new challenges to successfully implementing the biofuel mandate.

This EPRINC assessment demonstrates that the RFS (Renewable Fuel Standard) requirements create considerable long-term costs, risks, and uncertainties to fuel producers, and are likely to raise transportation fuel costs substantially.

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Presentations from EPA’s November 12 Brown Bag Lunch and the 2014 Condensate and Naphtha Forum

Posted below are two recent presentations by Lou Pugliaresi and Trisha Curtis.  Lou presented on the potential for and uncertainties surround U.S. condensate exports at the 2014 Condensates and Naphtha Forum in Doha, Qatar.

Trisha presented before EPA staff at the Agency’s Brown Bag lunch on November 12.  Her presentations addressed the background and fundamental issues of crude oil by rail shipments in the United States.

 

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