Vilsack: US Has No Plans to Adjust RFS

July 12, 2012 03:40 AM

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EPA makes final RFS call with USDA, Dept. of Energy consultation

The US government has no plans to change the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) requirement that gasoline retailers must use corn-based ethanol to make motor fuels, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack said on Wednesday.

"At this point, we have no plans to adjust the Renewable Fuels Standard," Vilsack told a telephone news conference.

USDA analysts will meet with EPA officials on Friday for a regular meeting in which supply and demand and other issues are discussed.

The EPA would make any decision to alter the RFS, after consulting with USDA and the Department of Energy.

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