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LCFS Enforcement

This page last reviewed June 18, 2019


LCFS Tipline 

Background


The Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) enforcement program is designed to ensure that reported emission reductions are real, and to promote a level playing for all fuel suppliers.  

Submitting a Tip


If you would like to submit any tips related to the LCFS Enforcement Program, please report your tip to LCFSEnforcement@arb.ca.gov or via phone:

  • For Northern California: Anna Malubay at (916) 229-0398.
  • For Southern California: Thomas Lopez at (626) 450-6168.

LCFS Enforcement Activities

Listed below are administrative account balance adjustments and notice of violations by Air Resources Board (ARB) pursuant to Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) regulation

For more information please contact Gabriel Monroe at Gabriel.Monroe@arb.ca.gov.

Settlements 

Date Settled Summary Settlements
October 29, 2018Musket CorporationMusket Corporation Settlement
June 18, 2018Tesoro Refining & Marketing Company LLCTesoro Refining & Marketing Company LLC Settlement
March 16, 2018Paramount Petroleum Corportation; Alon Supply Inc. Paramount Petroleum Corporation; Alon Supply Inc. Judgment
September 5, 2017 Kern Oil and Refining Co Kern Oil and Refining Co Settlement
April 4, 2017 SK Energy Americas, Inc. SK Energy Americas, Inc. Settlement

Account Balance Adjustments 

Listed below are administrative adjustments to participants’ accounts in the LCFS Reporting Tool and Credit Banking and Transfer System.  The adjustments reflect corrections to inaccurately reported data discovered through audits or self reported to ARB.  In some instances the data correction would retroactively improve a company’s credit balance; because the LCFS regulation prohibits such retroactive claim or generation of credits, in such instances credit account balances are administratively returned to pre-correction status.

Date of Adjustment Company Name Description
April 18, 2019RTC Fuels, LLCIn Q3 2018, RTC Fuels, LLC. misreported reported ethanol supplied to California. Those volumes were revised in the system. ARB then adjusted the deficits removed by adding 106 deficits to RTC Fuels' account.
April 16, 2019GHI Energy, LLCIn Q1 2018, GHI Energy, LLC. misreported reported CNG imported to California. Those volumes were revised in the system. ARB then adjusted the credits added by removing 1 credit from GHI Energy's account.
April 8, 2019TCPU Inc. In Q3 2018, TCPU Inc. misreported reported ethanol supplied to California. Those volumes were revised in the system. ARB then adjusted the deficits removed by adding 139 deficits to TCPU's account.
April 2, 2019Idemitsu Apollo CorporationIn Q3 2018, Idemitsu Apollo Corporation. misreported reported diesel exported from California. Those volumes were revised in the system. ARB then adjusted the credits added by removing 3 credits from Idemitsu's account.
March 22, 2019City of Thousand OaksIn Q2 2018, City of Thousand Oaks incorrectly labeled CNG volumes supplied to California. Those volumes were corrected in the system. ARB then adjusted the credits generated by removing 83 credits from City of Thousand Oaks's account.
February 12, 2019Flint Hills Resources LPIn Q2 2018, Flint Hills Resources LP incorrectly labeled ethanol volumes supplied to California. Those volumes were corrected in the system. ARB then adjusted the credits generated by removing 70 credits from Flint Hills' account.
January 30, 2019Athens ServicesIn Q2 and Q3 2018, Athens Services incorrectly labeled CNG volumes supplied to California. Those volumes were corrected in the system. ARB then adjusted the credits generated by removing 439 credits from Athens Services' account.
January 30, 2019Questar Fueling CompanyIn Q2 and Q3 2018, Questar Fueling Company incorrectly labeled CNG volumes supplied to California. Those volumes were corrected in the system. ARB then adjusted the credits generated by removing 439 credits from Questar Fueling Company's account.
January 30, 2019San Diego Metropolitan Transit SystemIn Q2 and Q3 2018, San Diego Metropolitan Transit System incorrectly labeled CNG volumes supplied to California. Those volumes were corrected in the system. ARB then adjusted the credits generated by removing 880 credits from San Diego Metropolitan Transit System's account.
January 30, 2019Victor Valley Transit AuthorityIn Q2 and Q3 2018, Victor Valley Transit Authority incorrectly labeled CNG volumes supplied to California. Those volumes were corrected in the system. ARB then adjusted the credits generated by removing 154 credits from Victor Valley Transit Authority's account.
January 9, 2019Gregory J. Te VeldeIn Q3 2018, Gregory J. Te Velde submitted a late quarterly report. Those volumes were added in the system. ARB then adjusted the credits generated by removing 7 credits from Gregory J. Te Velde's account.
January 9, 2019Neste US, Inc.In Q3 2018, Neste US, Inc. misreported imports of renewable diesel supplied to California. Those volumes were corrected in the system. ARB then adjusted the credit generated by removing 621 credits from Neste's account.
January 9, 2019Pilot Travel Centers, LLC.In Q2 2018, Pilot Travel Centers, LLC. misreported exports of diesel shipped out of California. Those volumes were corrected in the system. ARB then adjusted the credit generated by removing 3,140 credits from Pilot's account.
January 9, 2019WM Renewable Energy, L.L.C.In Q3 2018, WM Renewable Energy, L.L.C. misreported imports of renewable CNG supplied to California. Those volumes were corrected in the system. ARB then adjusted the credit generated by removing 5 credits from WM Renewable Energy's account.
November 30, 2019Tesoro Refining and Marketing CompanyIn Q2 2018, Tesoro Refining and Marketing Company misreported ethanol and CARBOB supplied to California. Those volumes were added and removed from the system. ARB then adjusted the credits added by removing 55 credits and the deficits removed by adding 1,596 deficits to Tesoro's account.
November 30,2019Valero Marketing and SupplyIn Q2 2018, Valero Marketing and Supply misreported imports of ethnaol supplied to California. Those volumes were added to the system. ARB then adjusted the credit generated by removing 130 credits from Valero's account.
November 9, 2019Chanje Energy, Inc.In Q2 2018, Chanje Energy, Inc. submitted a late quarterly report. Those volumes were added in the system. ARB then adjusted the credits generated by removing 7 credits from Chanje Energy's account.
October 9, 2019Apex Oil Company, Inc.In Q2 2018, Apex Oil Company, Inc. submitted a late quarterly report. Those volumes were added in the system. ARB then adjusted the credits generated by removing 1,053 credits from Apex's account.
October 9, 2019Robinson Oil Supply & Transport, IncIn Q2 2018, Robinson Oil Supply & Transport, Inc submitted a late quarterly report. Those volumes were added in the system. ARB then adjusted the credits generated by removing 1,018 credits from Robinson's account.
October 9, 2019Southern California EdisonIn Q2 2018, Southern California Edison submitted a late quarterly report. Those volumes were added in the system. ARB then adjusted the credits generated by removing 567 credits from Southern California Edison's account.
August 20, 2018Shell Energy North America (US), L.P.In Q1 2018, Shell Energy North America incorrectly labeled CNG volumes supplied to California. Those volumes were corrected in the system. ARB then adjusted the credits generated by removing 1,515 credits from Shell Energy's account.
August 8, 2018Flint Hills Resources LPIn Q3 2017, Flint Hills Resources LP misreported imports of biodiesel supplied to California. Those volumes were added to the system. ARB then adjusted the credit generated by removing 130 credits from Flint Hills' account.
June 1, 2018Phillips 66 Company
In 2015 and 2016, Phillips 66 Company misreported reported diesel supplied to California. Those volumes were removed from the system. ARB then adjusted the deficits removed by adding 1,500 deficits to Phillips 66's account.
April 30, 2018BP West Coast Products LLCIn Q1 2017, BP West Coast Products LLC misreported reported diesel supplied to California. Those volumes were removed from the system. ARB then adjusted the deficits removed by adding 36 deficits to BP's account.
April 30, 2018Kern Oil and Refining CompanyIn Q1 2017, Kern Oil and Refining Company misreported reported diesel supplied to California. Those volumes were removed from the system. ARB then adjusted the deficits removed by adding 137 deficits to Kern's account.
April 30, 2018Vitol Inc.In Q1 2017, Vitol Inc. misreported reported ethanol supplied to California. Those volumes were added to the system. ARB then adjusted the credits added by removing 348 credits and the deficits removed by adding 396 deficits to Vitol's account.
March 26, 2018Targray IndustriesIn Q1 2017, Targray Industries misreported purchases of biodiesel supplied to California. Those volumes were added to the system. ARB then adjusted the credit generated by removing 386 credits from Targray's account.
March 13, 2018Alon Supply Inc (formerly Paramount Petroleum)In Q4 2011 and 2014, Alon Supply Inc (formerly Paramount Petroleum) misreported ethanol and CARBOB supplied to California. Those volumes were added and removed from the system. ARB then adjusted the credits added by removing 1,257 credits and the deficits removed by adding 2,449 deficits to Alon's account.
March 1, 2018 BP West Coast Products LLC In Q3 2017, BP West Coast Products LLC misreported purchases of ethanol supplied to California. Those volumes were added to the system. ARB then adjusted the credits generated by removing 8 credits from BP's account.
March 1, 2018 Targray Industries In Q1 2016, Targray Industries misreported purchases of biodiesel supplied to California. Those volumes were added to the system. ARB then adjusted the credit generated by removing 1 credit from Targray's account.
January 22, 2018 Shell Energy North America In Q2 2015, Shell Energy North America incorrectly labeled CNG volumes supplied to California. Those volumes were corrected in the system. ARB then adjusted the credits generated by removing 149 credits from Shell Energy's account.
January 22, 2018 Alon Supply Inc (formerly Paramount Petroleum) In Q1 2015, Alon Supply Inc (formerly Paramount Petroleum) over reported diesel supplied to California. Those volumes were removed from the system. ARB then adjusted the deficits removed by adding 239 deficits to Alon's account.
January 22, 2018 Southern California Gas Company In Q1 2015, Southern California Gas Company under reported CNG supplied to California. Those volumes were added to the system. ARB then adjusted the credits generated by removing 113 credits from SoCalGas' account.
January 22, 2018 WM Renewable Energy LLC In Q3 2015, WM Renewable Energy LLC under reported CNG supplied to California. Those volumes were added to the system. ARB then adjusted the credits generated by removing 779 credits from WM Renewable Energy's account.
January 22, 2018 Kern Oil and Refining Company In Q4 2014, Kern Oil and Refining Company over reported diesel supplied to California. Those volumes were removed from the system. ARB then adjusted the deficits removed by adding 4 deficts to Kern's account.
January 22, 2018 Huntington Beach Union High School District In Q2 2016, Huntington Beach Union High School District under reported CNG supplied to California. Those volumes were added to the system. ARB then adjusted the credits generated by removing 16 credits from Huntington Beach's account.
January 22, 2018 GFP Ethanol, LLC dba Calgren Renewable Fuels In Q1 2016, GFP Ethanol, LLC dba Calgren Renewable Fuels revised fuel pathways for sales and purchases of ethanol supplied to California. Those volumes were added to the system. ARB then adjusted the deficits by adding 320 deficits to GFP Ethanol's account.
January 9, 2018 Musket Corporation In 2016, Musket Corporation failed to report purchases and sales of CARBOB, ULSD, and Biodiesel supplied to California. Those volumes were added to the system. ARB then adjusted the credits retroactively generated by removing 10,575 credits from Musket's account.
December 1, 2017 Flint Hills Resources LP In 2017, Flint Hills Resources LP failed to report imports of biodiesel supplied to California. Those volumes were added to the system. ARB then adjusted the credits generated by removing 187 credits from Flint Hills' account.
November 13, 2017 Clean Energy Between 2011 and 2017, Clean Energy processed gas into LNG using energy that was not fully reflected in the CI scores for numerous pathways.  ARB adjusted the CI values for those pathways to accurately reflect the liquefaction process, then invalidated and removed 109,226* credits from Clean Energy's account.
November 13, 2017 Shell Energy North America (US), L.P.  Between 2015 and 2016, Shell Energy North America (US), L.P. processed gas into LNG using energy that was not fully reflected in the CI scores for numerous pathways.  ARB adjusted the CI values for those pathways to accurately reflect the liquefaction process, then invalidated and removed 2,752 credits from Shell Energy's account.
November 13, 2017 Element Markets Renewable Energy, LLC In 2014 and 2016, Element Markets Renewable Energy, LLC processed gas into LNG using energy that was not fully reflected in the CI scores for numerous pathways.  ARB adjusted the CI values for those pathways to accurately reflect the liquefaction process, then invalidated and removed 521 credits from Element Markets's account.
November 3, 2017 Tesoro Marketing and Refining Between 2011 and 2016, Tesoro Refining and Marketing Company misreported production of CARBOB and ULSD and misreported ethanol imports to California.  Volumes were corrected in the LRT-CBTS.  ARB then adjusted Tesoro’s net balance by removing 24,005 credits.
September 27, 2017 City of Dublin In Q3 2016, City of Dublin registered in the LCFS reporting tool. They submitted a Q1 2016 report which is prior to their opt-in quarter. Because the regulation does not allow retroactive credit generation, ARB then adjusted the credits generated by removing 7 credits from City of Dublin's account.
September 7, 2017 CleanWorld Between 2013 and 2016, CleanWorld reported production of Fuel Pathway Code CNG005, bio-cng from anaerobic digestion. ARB determined that production did not include co-production of compost. 116 credits corresponding to the ineligible co-product factor were removed from CleanWorld's account.
May 10, 2017 Valero Marketing and Supply In 2016, Valero Marketing and Supply failed to report imports of ethanol supplied to California. Those volumes were added to the system. ARB then adjusted the credits generated by removing 2,708 credits from Valero's account.
May 3, 2017 Kern Oil and Refining Co. Between 2013 and 2015, Kern Oil & Refining reported production of Fuel Pathway Code RNWD003, renewable diesel from tallow.  ARB determined that production batches made using corn oil – a different feedstock than called for in the pathway – were not eligible to generate credits under any pathway.  15,838 credits corresponding to the ineligible batches were removed from Kern Oil & Refining Co.'s account.
April 4, 2017 Kinergy Marketing LLC In Q1 2016 volumes of ethanol were incorrectly reported while balancing gains and losses of inventory. ARB adjusted the credits generated by removing 64 credits from Kinergy's account.
March 30, 2017 WM Renewable Energy L.L.C. In Q3 2016, WM Renewable Energy overreported LNG volumes.  The company corrected the volumes in the system which temporarily resulted in a net loss of 607 deficits. ARB then added these 607 deficits to WM Renewable Energy's account.
February 7, 2017 Crimson Renewable Energy LP The fuel volumes reported by Crimson Renewable Energy LP between 2012 and 2016 had not been corrected for temperature.  Crimson recalculated to account for temperature, reducing the volumes and the corresponding credits by 4,405.  
*CARB's November 13, 2017 Credit adjustment removed 109,534 credits from Clean Energy’s account.  This adjustment included 308 credits generated through fuel pathway code CNGLF250. The fuel pathway CNGLF250 is a CNG pathway, but was mistakenly included in the adjustment as an L-CNG pathway. To correct this mistake, 308 credits were reinstated to Clean Energy’s account on January 3, 2018.
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