July 19, 2023 Allison Bruns
We can’t outsource our energy security
In fact, the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas (aka the Dallas Fed) says all our investments through 2031 are likely to only bring the United States’ share of global battery production capacity to 11%. Banning cars and trucks that run on American-made, American-grown fuels means exponentially increasing our dependence on China.
July 12, 2023 Ericka Perryman
EPA’s plan to ban most gas cars and trucks could get pushback from Congress
EPA and the state of California are gambling with U.S. energy security, consumer choice and affordability, and they’re doing so because they’ve taken the flawed policy position that only zero-tailpipe-emission-vehicles are capable of helping to reduce the emissions intensity of transportation. They’re wrong. Their ban-centric approach to vehicle policy is un-strategic and wrong.
July 1, 2023 Jaime Zarraby
Let’s not trade away our energy security
Energy security is national security. Yes, that’s a catchy tag line, but it also happens to be true. It’s also the driving force behind my decades-long, passionate support for the U.S. refining and petrochemical industries. Our U.S. refining and petrochemical industries are not only the envy of the world, but they are a source of strength and security for our country.
June 29, 2023 Allison Bruns
Tell EPA: Liquid fuels are part of a sustainable future
Here’s what I believe: The refining and petrochemical industries — our engineers, operators, planners, chemists, innovators and products — are essential to a sustainable future. We hope you’ll join us in telling the EPA that American-made liquid fuels are part of a lower carbon future.
June 22, 2023 Charlie Turner
4 reasons EPA’s proposed tailpipe rules are a bad idea
We’ve been raising the alarm about EPA’s newly proposed tailpipe emissions rules. If implemented, these rules would act as an EV mandate and a de facto ban on internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles. This could upend the U.S. refining industry.
May 31, 2023 Ericka Perryman
Deadline July 5: Submit comments on EPA’s proposal to ban new gas and diesel vehicles
More than 90% of American households own a car, so this is a policy that is going to affect almost every one of us. For something this severe and transforming—which threatens to upend U.S. refining and petrochemical manufacturing—EPA has inexplicably decided to only take public comments through July 5.
May 25, 2023 Charlie Turner
Renewable diesel v. biodiesel
Both renewable diesel and biodiesel play important roles in a more sustainable transportation sector. But do you know what the differences between these two fuels are?
April 28, 2023 Charlie Turner
Is refining dead?
Reports of our death have been greatly exaggerated. If I had a quarter for every time someone told me that “oil is dead” or that the internal combustion engine will be obsolete in “just a few years”, I could probably buy a new car.
April 21, 2023 Ericka Perryman
EPA wants to ban gas and diesel vehicles
I’m still a little stunned by EPA’s latest proposal that roughly 70% of vehicles sold in 2032 will need to have ZERO tailpipe emissions (regardless of what other emissions a vehicle may be responsible for over its lifecycle).