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In Japan? You can go to Argus Japan


RINs Training

09:00 - 09:30  Registration and Coffee
09:30 - 11:00  Session One
  • An overview of Renewable Fuels Standard
  • RINs types and rules for using RINs for compliance
  • Examining how the rules have shaped the “unusual” behavior of the RINs and biofuels markets. (D6-D4 Spreads)
  • How Cellulosic Waiver Credits set cellulosic RINs prices
  • Understanding RINS price risk factors, part 1
11:00 - 11:30  Break
11:30 - 12:45 Session Two
  • Biofuel blending: economics and drivers
  • How the “blendwall” chose the future biofuels for the RFS
  • The lynchpin RIN: commodity-driven D4 RIN economics
  • Understanding more of the factors in RINs and biofuels prices
  • Influences from policy (CAFE, blender tax credit, LCFS, state incentives)
  • RINs price forecasting 101
  • Annual rulemakings and Renewable Volume Obligations
  • Understanding RINs price risk factors, part 2
12:45 - 1:45  Lunch
1:45 - 3:45  Session Three
  • RVO costs to refiners and effects on fuels markets
  • Product costs and RINs price pass-thorough: The ugly truth
  • Strategic action by obligated parties
  • Suggestions on “Hedging” strategies in unhedgeable markets
  • US biofuels market, opportunities and constraints
  • Interpreting the Argus RINs annual price forecasts
  • Long and short-term strategies driving the market. 
3:45 - 4:00  Summary and Discussion