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

Phillips 66 Rodeo, California, Refinery

Petroleum Refining Capacity: 140,000 barrels per day
Projected Renewable Diesel Capacity: 44,000 barrels per day when operational
Net Fuel Loss: 96,000 barrels per day, about 1.5 billion gallons annually

Marathon Martinez, California, Refinery

Petroleum Refining Capacity: 161,000 barrels per day
Renewable Diesel Capacity: 48,000 barrels per day
Net Fuel Loss: 113,000 barrels per day or over 1.7 billion gallons annually

Marathon Dickinson, North Dakota, Refinery

Petroleum Refining Capacity: 19,000 barrels per day
Renewable Diesel Capacity: 12,000 barrels per day
Net Fuel Loss: 7,000 barrels per day or 107 million gallons annually

HollyFrontier (now HF Sinclair) Cheyenne, Wyoming, Refinery

Petroleum Refining Capacity: 52,000 barrels per day
Renewable Diesel Capacity: Approximately 6,000 barrels per day
Net Fuel Loss: 46,000 barrels per day or more than 705 million gallons annually

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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