RINs Not Spiking Gas Prices
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Wed Mar 27, 2013 03:07 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- Trade in ethanol credits isn't the cause of spikes in retail gasoline prices since the start of the year, an industry-backed study concluded Wednesday.

While the cost of Renewable Identification Numbers, or RINs, has spiked to unprecedented levels in 2013, the study commissioned by the Renewable Fuels Association found the costs are still infinitesimal in affecting the overall price of gasoline at the pump.

Renewable Identification Numbers are 38-character codes created by the Environmental Protection Agency to help track compliance with the Renewable Fuels Standard. RINs are tied to actual fuel production, but are traded in a ...

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