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Supreme Court to Review Refinery Waivers From Biofuel Quotas

  • Appeal to be heard in case limiting biofuel-blending waivers
  • Move is a blow to ethanol producers that challenged exemptions
The U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Dec. 7.

The U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Dec. 7.

Photographer: Al Drago/Bloomberg
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The Supreme Court will review the ability of oil refineries to win exemptions from federal biofuel-blending quotas, a blow to producers of ethanol and biodiesel that had challenged the waivers.

The justices, without comment, agreed to hear an appeal by units of HollyFrontier Corp. and Wynnewood Refining Co., which said a 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling wrongly deprived small refineries of economic relief specifically authorized by Congress.