The RFS’ Contribution to Refinery Closures: Restricting Supply, Raising Pump Prices

The consequences of these closures and conversions — a loss of physical fuel production volume and tens of thousands of American jobs — have gone unpublicized.

Phillips 66 Rodeo, California, Refinery

Marathon Martinez, California, Refinery

Marathon Dickinson, North Dakota, Refinery

HollyFrontier (now HF Sinclair) Cheyenne, Wyoming, Refinery

The broken RFS is inadvertently incentivizing these closures.

EPA should look to set the RFS requirement in a manner that does NOT inadvertently incentivize refiners to close and convert to renewable diesel manufacturing — resulting in lower refining capacity, less fuel, and fewer jobs.



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