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Press Release: Point of Obligation Changes Under RFS

This press release was issued on March 6, 2017 and first appeared on our site March 9, 2017.

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Lincoln, NE (March 6, 2017)  Mark Palmer, Executive Director of RFN released the following statement in response to unconfirmed reports concerning the possibility of a change to the Point of Obligation under the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS). 

“Since its inception in 2005, the RFS has been a pillar of our domestic energy policy.  Recently, there have been calls for a change in the RFS by moving the Point of Obligation. RFN remains strongly opposed to any change in the Point of Obligation if it would undermine the integrity of that important program.  RFN is committed to the RFS because it is good public policy, good for consumers, and good for Nebraska.  The challenge facing the Nebraska ethanol industry today is access to the consumer.  RFN supports measures that would eliminate barriers to the increased sale of E15 and open new markets for domestic renewable fuels.” 

Renewable Fuels Nebraska represents ethanol producers in the state of Nebraska, the second largest ethanol producing state in the U.S. producing nearly 2.5 billion gallons, and home to 25 plants.


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