biofuelprogram

The oil-and-gas industry is pledging to ramp up the pressure to get the Obama administration to be more flexible with a federal biofuel program.

A day after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its 2013 levels for the amount of biofuel that refiners are required to mix in with conventional gasoline, industry officials pledged to press the agency to be more accommodating next year.

“I think there’s going to be pressure on the administration to move forward expeditiously. We’re going to continue to make those points with the EPA, with the Congress with the White House as well,” Bob Greco, the American Petroleum Institute’s group downstream director, told reporters on Wednesday.

“The statute is still fundamentally broken, but at a minimum EPA has to use the tools they’ve got,” he added.