Oregon DEQ discovers math error in Clean Fuels standards

By Taylor W. Anderson, The Bulletin.

SALEM — A math error in the rules of a state program that seeks to increase the use of biofuels will make it slightly harder for oil companies to comply and easier for biofuels companies to generate revenue under the program until it’s fixed, a state agency said Friday. 

Cory Ann Wind, who manages the low-carbon fuel standard program for the state Department of Environmental Quality, acknowledged the error Friday. 

Wind said in an interview an oil company recognized the error in the agency’s numbers when working out how to comply with what’s called the Clean Fuels program.