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UPDATE 1-U.S. generation of renewable fuel credits rose in Dec -EPA

The United States generated more renewable fuel blending credits in December versus the month prior, data from the Environmental Protection Agency showed on Thursday. About 1.30 billion ethanol (D6) blending credits were generated in December, versus 1.26 billion in November, according to the data. About 576 million biodiesel (D4) blending credits were generated last month, up from 464 million the month prior. The credits are used by oil refiners and importers to show compliance with EPA-mandated ethanol blending quotas for petroleum-based fuels. They are generated with every gallon of biofuel produced. The following is a table of the credit generation for the month of December by credit type. Fuel (D RINs Volume Code) (Gal.) D3 52,103,016 52,103,016 D4 576,041,11 364,410,33 0 4 D5 21,489,844 14,415,830 D6 1,297,227, 1,294,047, 539 494 D7 180,745 180,745 (Reporting by Stephanie Kelly Editing by Chris Reese and Leslie Adler)

California's battle to cut emissions with biofuels burns in new truck engines

Renewable diesel is touted as a cleaner-burning fuel, but a recent study https://ww2.arb.ca.gov/sites/default/files/2021-11/Low_Emission_Diesel_Study_Final_Report.pdf has shown the fuel falls short on one measure of reducing pollution from new truck engines - giving pause to California regulators who support increased production.

Argentina oil production hits near-decade high in December

Argentina's oil production hit a near 10-year high in December, the energy secretariat said on Thursday, with output of 559,000 barrels per day, as the government looks to ramp up domestic output and reduce reliance on energy imports.

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