PPA Hosts Ribbon Cutting Event To Celebrate Expanded Technical Training Facility
The Pennsylvania Petroleum Association held a ribbon cutting ceremony on August 26 to celebrate an expanded facility, a new 10-week training program, and a new scholarship named for a long-time industry leader, Robert V. Boltz….

Congressional Update: Federal Budget Resolution Passes Clearing Way For Infrastructure Bill
Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives returned from recess to pass the Senate’s budget resolution, which formally unlocks the reconciliation process that will allow Congressional Democrats to pass a domestic spending package without Republican votes….

EPA Expected To Seek Reduction In 2021 RFS Blending Mandates To Below 2020 Levels
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is expected to recommend to the White House a reduction in 2021 federal renewable fuel blending mandates to below levels approved for 2020….

USDA Awards $26 Million for Higher Blend Renewable Fuel Infrastructure
The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently announced it is providing $26 million to build the infrastructure to expand the availability of higher blend renewable fuels at retail sites across the nation….

U.S. House Bill Seeks To Increase Demand For Biofuels
Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL), along with five other Democrats and Republicans, recently introduced a bill known as the “Next Generation Fuels Act” that seeks to establish a minimum 98 Research Octane Number (RON) standard for gasoline and require sources of additional octane resulting in at least 30 percent fewer GHG emissions than unblended gasoline….

Fuels Institute’s Diesel Fuel Quality Council Releases Best Practices Document
The Fuels Institute’s Diesel Fuel Quality Council (DFQC) released its second-best practices document related to the handling of diesel fuel….

Biden Administration Targets Excessive Swipe Fees
Recently, the U.S. Justice Department’s Antitrust Division and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) endorsed a May proposal by the Federal Reserve to strengthen the 2011 debit card interchange fee rules (Regulation II) to reign in the rapidly growing “card-not-present” (CNP) transactions such as online shopping, automatic bill payments and new payment methods such as Apple Pay….

BGOV Report: EV Infrastructure Push Brings Cyber Concerns
Cyber security experts are concerned that a rush to push EV infrastructure could lead to unintended consequences as EV charging stations are potentially vulnerable to hacking….

New Federal Government Website Opened To Help Mitigate Ransomware Risks
StopRansomware.gov is the new ransomware homepage for federal government agencies to pool resources that can give businesses and organizations of all sizes the opportunity to better protect their networks….

PA Capitol Report: Top 10 Stories From Harrisburg Last Week
Here are the Top 10 Stories From Harrisburg last week….

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