The Sacramento Bee By Catherine Reheis-Boyd Feb. 27, 2014 State Sen. Darrell Steinberg’s proposed carbon tax will undoubtedly spark a spirited debate about how much Californians are willing to pay to address global warming. From our point of view, it’s the right conversation to have. Under existing regulations, the refiners and importers who supply our […]
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Reuters Feb. 20, 2014 By Kristen Hays and Cezary Podkul BNSF Railway Co plans to move into tank car ownership and buy its own fleet of up to 5,000 new crude oil tank cars with safety features that exceed the latest industry standards, the unit of investor Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc (BRKa.N) said on […]
The Hill Feb. 21, 2014 By Tom Pyle Last November, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) did something many didn’t think possible—they acknowledged reality. Every year EPA sets the amount of ethanol required by the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and for the first time in history, EPA’s draft regulation lowered the overall ethanol mandate. Whether the […]
The Fresno Bee By: Tom Tanton Opinion Feb. 13, 2014 – President Obama’s visit to Fresno will hopefully bring some much-needed clarification as to how the federal government plans to help California battle the devastating drought in the near-term. Unfortunately, the administration’s continued support of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) works counter to any federal […]
The Oregonian Feb. 11, 2014 – Lawmakers this session will discuss a program that contains some now-familiar qualities. It is highly complex, it involves the distribution of subsidies, and it asks taxpayers to trust state officials to exercise careful oversight. Nope, we’re not talking about the state’s abortive health-care exchange. We’re talking about its dormant […]
The Bismarck Tribune Feb. 10, 2014 – Editorial – Tesoro Corp., which operates an oil refinery in Mandan, also ships sweet Bakken crude by rail from western North Dakota to the West Coast for refining. The company announced Thursday it would voluntarily replace the older tank cars in its rail fleet with safer post-October 2011 […]
Seattle Post Intelligencer - Feb. 6, 2014 – By Joel Connelly – The Tesoro Corp. said Thursday it will move to use newer, safer rail cars as it imports increasing amounts of light Bakken crude oil from North Dakota to its Anacortes refinery on northern Puget Sound. “The safe design of rail cars in crude […]