Reuters reveals Biden considers giving refiners relief from U.S. biofuel laws; market reacts - Reuters News Agency
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Reuters reveals Biden considers giving refiners relief from U.S. biofuel laws; market reacts

Reuters exclusively reported that President Joe Biden’s administration, under pressure from labor unions and U.S. senators including from his home state of Delaware, is considering ways to provide relief to U.S. oil refiners from biofuel blending mandates. Renewable fuel credits traded down 15% on Friday morning, after the report was published.

The issue pits two important political constituencies against each other: blue-collar refinery workers and farmers who depend on biofuel mandates to prop up a massive market for corn. It could prompt an about-face for the administration, which had been rolling back former President Donald Trump’s dramatic expansion of waivers for U.S. refiners from the Renewable Fuel Standard.

Market Impact

Renewable fuel credits traded down 15% on Friday morning, after the report was published.



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Topics of Interest: Business & FinanceEnvironmentPolitics
Type: Reuters Best
Sectors: Commodities & Energy
Regions: North America
Win Types: Exclusivity
Story Types: Exclusive / Scoop
Media Types: Text
Customer Impact: Important Regional Story
FILE PHOTO: A gas pump selling E15, a gasoline with 15 percent of ethanol, is seen in Mason City, Iowa, United States, May 18, 2015. Over the past few months, privately held retailers Kum & Go and Sheetz have become the first significant chains to announce plans to start selling E15, 50 percent more than the typical U.S. blend.   REUTERS/Jim Young/File Photo
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