RINs Trading Puts Market Forces to Work

  • 10 May 2013
  • By Howard Simons
  • Topics: Energy

CME's New Contract Comes Amid Shifting Dynamics

As the U.S. moves further along efforts to reduce crude oil imports and carbon emissions, it's becoming increasingly accepted that market forces produce the lowest-cost and highest-innovation solutions to complex problems.

So it is with Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs), the credit system established by the Environmental Protection Agency to track each gallon of biofuel produced or imported, Howard Simons, a CME Group contributor and a former trader, wrote in a new report detailing how shifting market dynamics for gasoline and ethanol are affecting the industry.

On May 13, CME Group will launch nine futures contracts based on RINs, offering market participants a financially-settled means to hedge risk in three types of renewable fuels.

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