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2020 Proposed Biofuel Volume Rule Teed Up

EPA’s proposed biofuel 2021 required volume obligation (RVO) rule has been at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for more than two weeks (OMB received the proposal on 13 May). When it is published – assuming no changes from OMB - the expected volumes are detailed below. It is possible, though not probable, that the rule could be published as early as next week. Normally, it is expected within two weeks after a 30-day review but is hard to tell the timeline right now. Last year with the small refinery exemption (SRE) debate going on, EPA sent the 2020 rule on 8 May and it was not published until 5 July. This year, the timeline is complicated by the COVID-19 related drop in fuel demand. To date, the refining industry st...

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Dec 20 Corn closed at $3.365/bushel, down $0.0825 from yesterday's close.  Sep 20 Wheat closed at $5.2475/bushel, down $0.0925 from yesterday's close.  Nov 20 Soybeans closed at $8.7525/bushel, down $0.155 from yesterday's close.  Dec 20 Soymeal closed at $291.7/short ton, down $...

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