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NPRA Cautions Lawmakers on Renewable Fuel Mandates

1:46 PM MDT | May 16, 2007 | Kara Sissell

The National Petrochemical and Refiners Association (NPRA; Washington) told lawmakers last week that increased requirements for renewable fuels, including ethanol blends, could backfire by depriving refiners of the flexibility of meeting conditions in gasoline and other markets. Efforts by the Bush administration are under way to increase the use of ethanol and other biofuels, and House Energy and Commerce committee Chairman John Dingell (D., MI) held a hearing last week to gather advice on how best to do so. Ethanol’s “greatest contribution to...

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