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Argus Consulting RFS & RINs Training

Agenda
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 - 11:15  Break
11:15 - 12:30 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)
  • Interpreting the Argus RINs annual price forecasts
  • RINs price forecasting 101
12:30 - 1:30  Lunch
1:30 - 3:30  Session Three
  • Annual rulemakings and Renewable Volume Obligations.
  • 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.
  • Risks and rewards from compliance strategies.
  • US biofuels market, opportunities and constraints.


3:30 - 4:00  Summary and Discussion 
  • After-talk: RINS price risks, part 2: Near Term factors
  • After-talk: Long and short-term strategic thinking.

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