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API files lawsuit against EPA's 2013 Renewable Fuel Standard requirements

10:06 AM MDT | October 11, 2013 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

The American Petroleum Institute (API) has filed a lawsuit with the District of Columbia's circuit court, challenging EPA's Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) volume requirements for 2013. The 2013 RFS volume requirements were not issued until August 2013 despite a statutory deadline of November 2012, API argues in the lawsuit filed. EPA has also mandated that refiners use 4 million gal of cellulosic bioethanol in 2013, but only 142,000 gal have been available for refiners to blend so far, according to EPA. "EPA issued this year’s requirements nine months...

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