April 2002

Trends and Resources

HP Impact: New controversy swirls over renewable fuel standard

The American Petroleum Institute (API) and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) have joined in a framework agreement regarding changes to the fuels provision of a Senate energy bill. ..

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The American Petroleum Institute (API) and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) have joined in a framework agreement regarding changes to the fuels provision of a Senate energy bill. An amendment was introduced in mid-March to S. 517 to ban MTBE in four years and create a renewable fuel standard mandating the use of up to 5 billion gallons of ethanol in gasoline by 2012. U.S. Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham is seeking to solidify support for the amendment. "We view this agreement as a good step, although just one step, toward establishing a much-needed national energy policy," said Abraham. Other conditions in the bill i

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