EPA: 2 additional SREs filed for compliance year 2018

By Erin Voegele | August 15, 2019

The U.S. EPA updated its online dashboard containing small refinery exemption (SRE) data Aug. 15, showing that two more SRE petitions have been filed for compliance year 2018. Both petitions are currently pending. No other changes were made to the SRE data.

According to EPA, 42 SRE petitions for compliance year 2018 have now been filed. The EPA approved 31 of those petitions Aug. 9, exempting 13.42 billion gallons of gasoline and diesel from having to meeting Renewable Fuel Standard blending obligations, accounting for 1.43 billion RINs. The EPA has denied six compliance year 2018 SRE petitions to date, with three declared ineligible or withdrawn.

For the six compliance years spanning from 2013 through 2018 the EPA has approved SRE petitions that have exempted a combined 45.66 billion gallons of gasoline and diesel from meeting RFS blending obligations, representing 4.73 billion RINs. That number could now grow if the EPA approves the two new pending SRE petitions.

Additional data on SREs is available on the EPA website