Refineries produce a more expensive fuel blend during the summer to cut down on smog during hot months. Stations nationwide will start selling a less-expensive winter fuel usually by mid September, which on average means that winter gasoline is less expensive than summer gasoline.
Lucian Pugliaresi Presents on Energy Security at JINSA Meeting for IDF OfficersRead More
On April 10, 2018 in Washington, DC, the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA) invited Lucian Pugliaresi to meet with a group of visiting officers of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) to discuss North American energy trends and energy security policy. A major natural gas find off the coast of Israel is bringing enormous opportunities for regional natural gas supplies, but also presents some important energy security challenges. A copy of Lucian’s presentation to the visiting IDF delegation can be found here.
Untapped Potential: Why Developing ANWR Still Makes SenseRead More
EPRINC’s Will Pack and John Dahlberg explore the large net economic value of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in their recent paper entitled: “Untapped Potential: Why Developing ANWR Still Makes Sense.” This value is mainly driven by the expensive existing infrastructure, which will soon be lost without further development in the North Slope. The paper can be found at the following link.
Testimony on February 24, 2016 by Lucian Pugliaresi before the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment& Public Works, Now With Follow-Up Questions And ResponsesRead More
Lucian Pugliaresi testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works on February 24, 2016. The topic was the Renewable Fuel Standard.
There were a series of follow-up questions from Senator Deb Fischer of Nebraska. Lucian Pugliaresi and Max Pyziur prepared answers for the record.
A copy of the testimony can be found here: https://eprinc.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Testimony-before-EPW-on-RFS-Feb-24-2016.pdf
A copy of the follow-up questions and responses can be found here: https://eprinc.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/ResponseToQuestionsFromSenatorDebFischerApril2-2016.pdf
Both the testimony and the responses to Senator Fischer will be part of the official record of the Senate.
OGJ – CAFE Midterm Evaluation Should Consider Oil Market ChangesRead More
EPRINC’s work on the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards continues to get attention.
The Oil & Gas Journal published an abridged version of Lucian Pugliaresi and Max Pyziur’s work on the topic in both their print and digital editions on April 4, 2016.
EPRINC Issues Report on Technical Constraints and Cost Risks to the Renewable Fuel StandardRead More
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.