SRP

Small Retailers Coalition

Helping America's small petroleum retailers and convenience stores keep serving local communities.

Comments submitted to EPA on behalf of the Coalition request a change to the point of obligation in the RFS to protect small, single-store owners and medium-sized gas stations and convenience stores.

Our Coalition

The Small Retailers Coalition is a national trade association dedicated to protecting and advancing the interests of thousands of small, independent petroleum retailers and convenience stores. Our members are serving communities across the country, but our businesses are being threatened by large retailers who are making huge profits through a provision of the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS). A smart, reasonable change to this biofuels program would level the playing field for retailers of all sizes, helping businesses to compete and consumers to save.

Challenge for Small Businesses

Under the RFS, small retailers face a competitive disadvantage to large retailers.

Increased Cost for Consumers

RFS-induced market distortions reduce competition and raise costs.

Reform for Us All

US regulators should modify the RFS to restore balance for businesses and consumers.

Large retailers are using the RFS to significantly expand their market share by selling renewable fuel trading credits and buying lower cost fuel. Small retailers are driven out and – with fewer options – prices for consumers are driven up.
Small Retailers Small Retailers @small_retailers RT @Carl_C_Icahn: See my piece in @thehill regarding latest “fake news” concerning my activities involving RINs & the RFS: https://t.co/E3N 11 weeks ago
Small Retailers Small Retailers @small_retailers Read full comments to @EPA and download cited material. https://t.co/8pAk18m6cE See why we're asking EPA to consider small retailers. #RFS 13 weeks ago
Small Retailers Small Retailers @small_retailers Comments to @EPA request change to #RFS point of obligation to protect small & medium-size gas stations/stores https://t.co/fevAY74KUw 13 weeks ago
Small Retailers Small Retailers @small_retailers New study shows disparity of profit margins for small and large retailers. Read the full report: https://t.co/6ZiEIIeggp 13 weeks ago
Small Retailers Small Retailers @small_retailers SRC Chairman: "Study underscores concern that small retailers have w/ the @EPA Point of Obligation & the RIN market" https://t.co/npXDkvdvvW 13 weeks ago
Small Retailers Small Retailers @small_retailers New study by biofuels expert Ramon Benavides shows that large fuel retailers realize windfall profits by taking advantage of the @EPA #RFS 13 weeks ago
Small Retailers Small Retailers @small_retailers Via @fuelfixblog - "Small gas stations seem to have little choice but to wait out the current spike in RIN prices & hope they can hold on." 1 month ago
Small Retailers Small Retailers @small_retailers Read article on @fuelfixblog: "Ethanol credit spike divides gas stations" https://t.co/8riF7yJW8e 1 month ago
Small Retailers Small Retailers @small_retailers .@SMU study: point of obligation should be placed at blending point, large retailers should become obligated parties. #leveltheplayingfield 1 month ago
Small Retailers Small Retailers @small_retailers “An important step toward combating an issue that threatens the future viability of our businesses." - our chairman on new @SMU study 1 month ago
Small Retailers Small Retailers @small_retailers New @SMU study says fuel market distortion is result of EPA’s problematic placement of the point of obligation https://t.co/FdA9jHOg8C 1 month ago
Small Retailers Small Retailers @small_retailers SMU study:One unintended consequence of RFS is large retailers have gained market share at the expense of medium-sized and small businesses 1 month ago