RIN prices aren't a significant factor in gasoline prices

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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