[New York 3rd Reuters]-US President Petrump said last week that the government is planning a "big program" on ethanol, the American Petroleum Institute (API) is a rice farm that aims to increase ethanol demand on the 3rd The government asked the government to reject the proposal.
The president's plan aims to appease farmers' dissatisfaction. For Trump, who is aiming to be re-elected in next year's presidential election, the conflict between the farmers and the oil industry, which are both important support bases, has become clearer.
US Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) requires refineries to mix ethanol and other biofuels with gasoline, but the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) applies to small refineries that are difficult to manage Is allowed to be excluded. EPA announced 31 exemptions to 31 refineries this month.
The rebellious corn industry group and ethanol producers group have proposed to the government to reallocate the exempted amount to the required mixture in the future. The API is against this.
API vice president Frank Macchiarola said at the telephone press conference on March 3 that he was deeply concerned about the changes in the RFS policy being considered by the White House. He called for "turning back from the brink of disastrous policy decisions that could damage US car drivers."