Tagged with Gasoline

Gas Tax Replacement Act of 2015

114th Congress, Office of Rep. Jared Huffman http://1.usa.gov/1u2Gs0e [Santa Rosa Press Democrat]  Intent on funding transportation projects and fighting climate change, North Coast Rep. Jared Huffman, D-San Rafael, has proposed a carbon tax on gasoline to replace the long-stagnant 18.4 cent-per-gallon federal excise tax that pumps more than $300 million a year into Bay Area highway … Continue reading

Cap and Trade in California Will Result in Small Increase in Gas Prices: CARB Study

Report of the Market Simulation Group on Competitive Supply/Demand Balance in the California Allowance Energy Institute at Haas School of Business / By Severin Borenstein, et al. http://ei.haas.berkeley.edu/pdf/working_papers/WP251.pdf [From a Climate Wire article by Debra Kahn, sub. req’d] Gasoline prices will rise 10 to 12 cents per gallon when motor fuels become part of California’s … Continue reading

Carbon Intensity of Marginal Petroleum and Corn Ethanol Fuels

Life Cycle Associates, LLC for the Renewable Fuels Association / by Susan Boland and Stefan Unnasch http://ethanolrfa.3cdn.net/8f1f5d7e868d849da0_gam6b4eab.pdf [Green Car Congress]  The carbon intensity (CI) of corn ethanol—i.e., the greenhouse gas emissions produced via the production of a volume of the fuel—is declining, while the average CI of gasoline produced from petroleum sources is gradually increasing, according to a recent report … Continue reading

Political Economy Aspects of Fuel Subsidies: a Conceptual Framework

World Bank / by Jon Strand http://bit.ly/YhGrTV Summary: While notoriously inefficient, fuel subsidies are widespread, and in many cases politically stable. This paper discusses and models various political economy aspects of fuel subsidies, focusing on gasoline and kerosene. Both economic and political are considered to explain differences in subsidies, with particular focus on democratic and autocratic … Continue reading

Retail Gasoline Price Impact of Compliance with the Renewable Fuel Standard

Informa Economics for the Renewable Fuels Association http://www.ethanolrfa.org/news/entry/new-study-rin-credits-not-a-factor-in-higher-gas-prices/ [From Press Release] Contrary to the recent wave of hyperbole coming from the oil industry, the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and its associated “RIN credits” have not been a factor in this spring’s higher retail gasoline prices, according to new analysis conducted by Informa Economics, Inc. In … Continue reading

National Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) Project Reports

National Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) Project via SSRN http://bit.ly/Pm3tDE Technical Analysis Report http://bit.ly/MHj3cZ  Policy Design Recommendations [From Green Car Congress]  The National Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) Project has released two major reports that synthesize its findings from the past several years of work: a Technical Analysis Report (TAR) and Policy Design Recommendations. The … Continue reading

Ethanol Production and Gasoline Prices: A Spurious Correlation

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research/ by Christopher R. Knittel and Aaron Smith http://web.mit.edu/ceepr/www/publications/workingpapers/2012-006.pdf [Abstract] Ethanol made from corn comprises 10% of US gasoline, up from 3% in 2003. This dramatic increase was spurred by recent policy initiatives such as the Renewable Fuel Standard and state-level blend mandates, and supported … Continue reading

Economic Analysis of the Implications of Implementing EPA’s Tier 3 Rules

Navigant Economics for the Emissions Control Technology Association (ECTA) / by George R. Schink, Ph.D.and Hal J. Singer, Ph.D. http://bit.ly/KwxMbQ [From an article in InsideEPA.com, sub. req’d] Environmentalists are touting a new study backed by the emissions control industry finding it is “very unlikely” that EPA’s upcoming “Tier III” fuel rule will cause gas price … Continue reading