NATSO, NACS, SIGMA, and a coalition of more than 35 organizations and companies representing the entire fuel supply chain – from refiners to retailers to renewable fuels groups –vehemently oppose shifting the compliance responsibility under the law. Changing the compliance structure would inject massive disruption into the marketplace and ultimately raise prices at the pump.
The RFS is working as intended by creating stable gas prices and encouraging renewable fuels in the fuel supply. Shifting the compliance obligation would undermine and unnecessarily complicate the program. It would also add significant compliance costs and burdens to freight shippers, which would raise the cost of consumer goods though higher shipping costs.
“It is imperative that policymakers, fuel marketers, and consumers understand how moving the RFS point of obligation will impose significant costs on small fuel marketers and ultimately American consumers while lowering the nation’s overall consumption of renewable fuels,” said David Fialkov, NATSO Vice President of Government Relations. “It is a very complicated issue, however, so this video should clarify how the program really works, and how damaging it would be to change the point of obligation.”
This video, according to NACS’ and SIGMA’s general counsel, Tim Columbus, “provides a clear representation of how the fuel marketplace works today under the RFS and eliminates the confusion that has been created by those who wish to shift the point of obligation.”
To view the video, click here.
Contact: Tiffany Wlazlowski Neuman
Vice President, Public Affairs
Paige Anderson – NACS
David Fialkov – NATSO
R. Timothy Columbus – NACS and SIGMA
Eva Rigamonti – NACS and SIGMA
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SOURCE NATSO, Inc.