Where do RIN obligations belong?

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The point of obligation for renewable fuel credits has been hotly debated and even rumoured to be changing in recent news. Refiners have complained that the burden is too high and are pushing hard for a move while the Obama EPA and other groups have taken the other side. In this insight we explore the background economics and costs of the current situation along with the benefits and drawbacks of moving the obligation downstream.

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  • RFS initial targets by category
  • Fuel ethanol in gasoline pool
  • Refinery supply vs. blender demand- Gasoline blendstocks
  • Refinery supply vs. consumer demand- Diesel
  • Illustrative cost comparison
  • After pass-through refinery costs
  • Obligation vs Generation

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