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EPA says it is committed to rule for higher ethanol blend by summer driving season

09 Jan 2019

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Tuesday it would complete a rule to boost sales of higher-ethanol blends of gasoline by the summer driving season, despite a partial government shutdown.

Shutdown risks delays to U.S. drilling, ethanol, wind initiatives

04 Jan 2019

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK The partial government shutdown is increasing the chances of delays in U.S. energy initiatives from the release of President Donald Trump's proposed offshore drilling plan to allowing higher levels of ethanol in gasoline during summer months, energy industry groups said on Friday.

Pacific Ethanol plans to idle western section of Nebraska plant: sources

02 Jan 2019

PHILADELPHIA/CHICAGO Pacific Ethanol Inc plans to idle the western portion of its ethanol plant in Aurora, Nebraska, over the next two weeks amid historically weak margins that have forced the industry to throttle back production, according to three sources familiar with the plant's operations.

UPDATE 1-Pacific Ethanol plans to idle western section of Nebraska plant -sources

02 Jan 2019

PHILADELPHIA/CHICAGO, Jan 2 Pacific Ethanol Inc plans to idle the western portion of its ethanol plant in Aurora, Nebraska, over the next two weeks amid historically weak margins that have forced the industry to throttle back production, according to three sources familiar with the plant's operations.

Pacific Ethanol lays off workers, idles Nebraska ethanol plant: sources

19 Dec 2018

NEW YORK/CHICAGO Pacific Ethanol Inc has laid off 26 of 60 workers at an ethanol plant in Aurora, Nebraska, due to poor economics in biofuel production, two sources familiar with the decision said on Wednesday.

U.S. ethanol producers seek pricing reform as markets plunge, ADM sells

17 Dec 2018

NEW YORK/CHICAGO U.S. ethanol producers stung by collapsing prices are seeking changes to the way benchmark values for the biofuel are established, arguing the current system used by exchanges is vulnerable to manipulation, according to sources.

Exclusive: White House delays new farm aid payments on China trade hopes - sources

12 Dec 2018

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK The White House is delaying additional payments from a $12 billion aid package for farmers stung by President Donald Trump's trade war with China because it expects Beijing to resume buying U.S. soybeans, three sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Buckeye Partners export Bakken crude out of NJ terminal -sources

29 Nov 2018

NEW YORK Buckeye Partners LP has begun exporting small volumes of Bakken crude out of its terminal in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, four sources told Reuters on Thursday, in what they believe is the first such shipment ever from the U.S. East Coast.

UPDATE 1-Buckeye Partners export Bakken crude out of NJ terminal -sources

29 Nov 2018

NEW YORK, Nov 29 Buckeye Partners LP has begun exporting small volumes of Bakken crude out of its terminal in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, four sources told Reuters on Thursday, in what they believe is the first such shipment ever from the U.S. East Coast.

Exclusive: EPA refinery biofuel waiver program on hold pending review - sources

28 Nov 2018

NEW YORK The Trump Administration has temporarily frozen a program meant to exempt small oil refineries in financial distress from the U.S. biofuels law, as it reviews the scoring system to evaluate applications, according to two sources familiar with the matter.

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As shutdown lingers, Pelosi pushes Trump to delay State of Union speech

With the partial U.S. government shutdown now in its 26th day, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday urged President Donald Trump to reschedule his State of the Union address - a move that could deny him the opportunity to use the pageantry of the speech to attack Democrats in their own chamber over the impasse.