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10:46 am
Fri August 2, 2013

PBF Energy Could Cut Gasoline Production at Delaware Refinery

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It was a disappointing second quarter earnings for PBF Energy which owns the Delaware City Refinery.

Tom Nimbley, the company’s chief executive officer, warned that costly renewable fuel mandates could push up prices at the pump while cutting gasoline production at facilities like Delaware City Refinery.

The federal Renewable Fuels Standard was adopted before the recession and requires refiners to buy an increasing amount of corn-based ethanol for blending with gasoline despite falling demand.

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9:22 am
Thu August 16, 2012

Senator Cardin Calls for Cutting Ethanol Corn Mandate

Senator Ben Cardin says he does not believe it is in the national interest to continue the Mandate on corn ethanol.


The recent drought has hit the corn crop hard driving up grain prices.


And that has had a dramatic impact on the poultry industry.


The Maryland Democrat told the Salisbury Daily Times that he really is worried about its future…and called for a way to ensure that the drop in corn output doesn’t harm poultry farmers.            

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11:35 am
Fri August 10, 2012

DE & MD Governors: Loosen Ethanol Requirements

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DOVER, Del. (AP) — The governors of Delaware and Maryland are joining an effort to persuade federal officials to ease renewable fuel standards because of a severe drought that has led to a drop in corn supplies and a corresponding increase in corn prices.

Govs. Jack Markell of Delaware and Martin O'Malley of Maryland sent a letter Thursday to the head of the Environmental Protection Agency asking the agency to relax rules requiring that a percentage of the corn crop go to making ethanol.

Similar pleas have been made by the two states' congressional delegations.

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9:01 am
Thu August 9, 2012

Senator Mikulski Asks For Loosening of Ethanol Requirements

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski says she is among a group of senators asking the Environmental Protection Agency to relax renewable fuel standards to require less corn. Mikulski says that will help ease corn supply shortages caused by drought conditions this year.

Mikulski says other senators signing the letter include Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin, and Delaware Sens. Chris Coons and Thomas Carper.