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GOP Touts High-Octane Standard In RFS Reform Package But Faces Hurdles

April 13, 2018
Top House Republicans are expressing confidence about enacting a nationwide high-octane fuel standard as part of a broader package to “reform” or scale back the renewable fuel standard (RFS), arguing the move could satisfy a range of fuel stakeholders while also giving automakers a relatively cheap compliance option for fuel economy limits. However, ethanol groups are expressing concern about key details of such a standard, arguing that it may not expand biofuels' market share much beyond current RFS blending mandates...

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