The U.K. Energy Crisis: A Warning For U.S. Fuel Supply Chain Security

For a glimpse into our possible future, look to the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Europe, which are facing an overwhelming disruption of their fuel supply chain that makes the looming shortage in the U.S. seem like a scheduled brownout in California we can just grin and bear.

The U.S. is becoming increasingly reliant on gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel imported from overseas refineries, particularly along the East Coast. In fact, one American company sold two East Coast refineries to purchase one in Wales, from which they ship gasoline directly to the U.S. East Coast.

Although relatively unknown to most Americans, the RFS levies unsustainable compliance costs in the form of credits called Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs) on independent refiners.

The crisis unfolding in the U.K. now could very well play out in the U.S. for consumers, businesses, and governments if other countries outbid us for overseas gasoline, as we are seeing with the shortage of LNG in Europe — but on an even larger scale, with overwhelmed and undersupplied gasoline stations, and consumer fuel costs skyrocketing even further.

President Biden and his administration must take swift and immediate action to reform the RFS once and for all, for the sake of America’s economy, fuel supply chain and energy security.

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A coalition of union workers, local gas station owners, small retailers, and independent American refiners fighting to fix EPA’s flawed Renewable Fuel Standard.

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