EPA: 21 SRE petitions now pending for compliance year 2019

By Erin Voegele | January 16, 2020

The U.S. EPA released updated small refinery exemption (SRE) data on Jan. 16, reporting that five new SRE petitions have been filed under the Renewable Fuel Standard for compliance year 2019, up from 16 petitions that had been filed as of Dec. 19, 2019.

A total of 21 SRE petitions for compliance year 2019 have now been filed. All 21 are still pending. No SRE petitions are currently pending for any other RFS compliance year, and the EPA made no other changes to the data presented on its SRE dashboard.

For compliance years 2016 through 2018, the EPA approved 85 of the 99 SRE petitions it received. Those 85 approved SRE petitions allowed 38.31 billion gallons of fuel to be exempt from RFS blending requirements, equating to approximately 4.04 billion renewable identification numbers (RINs).

Additional SRE data is available on the EPA website