Federal Renewable Identification Numbers aren't the reason gasoline prices are rising, writes Marshall Kaplan, an adviser to the Fuel Freedom Foundation. While RIN prices may have a small impact, it is insignificant compared with the price factors from producers, refiners, distributors and fueling stations, Kaplan writes. "When I see volatility like that in any market, it's not market fundamentals at work. It's more like the oil companies trying to create a little hysteria to support the notion that the Renewable Fuel Standard is broken," said Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Bob Dinneen.
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