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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 CARB initiated corrections to inaccurately reported data discovered through audits or self-reported to CARB pursuant to Section 95495.   

Date of Adjustment Company Name Description
January 30, 2019Athens ServicesIn Q2 and Q3 2018, Athens Servicesreported RNG volumes supplied to California under a fuel pathway that used energy not fully reflected in the CI score. ARB adjusted the CI values for those pathways to accurately reflect the production process, then invalidated and removed 439 credits from Athens Services' account.
January 30, 2019Questar Fueling CompanyIn Q2 and Q3 2018, Questar Fueling Company reported RNG volumes supplied to California under a fuel pathway that used energy not fully reflected in the CI score. ARB adjusted the CI values for those pathways to accurately reflect the production process, then invalidated and removed 439 credits from Questar Fueling Company's account.
January 30, 2019San Diego Metropolitan Transit SystemIn Q2 and Q3 2018, San Diego Metropolitan Transit System reported RNG volumes supplied to California under a fuel pathway that used energy not fully reflected in the CI score. ARB adjusted the CI values for those pathways to accurately reflect the production process, then invalidated and removed 880 credits from San Diego Metropolitan Transit System's account.
January 30, 2019Victor Valley Transit AuthorityIn Q2 and Q3 2018, Victor Valley Transit Authority reported RNG volumes supplied to California under a fuel pathway that used energy not fully reflected in the CI score. ARB adjusted the CI values for those pathways to accurately reflect the production process, then invalidated and removed 154 credits from Victor Valley Transit Authority's 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.
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 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.
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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