Oregon Clean Fuels Program

Oregon Revised Statutes (2017) Chapter 750, Section 163 authorizes the Office of Economic Analysis (OEA), with substantial assistance from DEQ, to produce annually a forecast regarding deficits and credits owing to fossil and alternative fuel consumption, as well as the availability of fossil and alternative fuels in Oregon. In particular, the forecast is to determine whether fuel supply will be sufficient to generate alternative fuel (ethanol, electricity, and diesel substitutes - including biodiesel, renewable diesel, natural gas, and propane) credits to meet the scheduled applicable low carbon fuel standards for the compliance period.  The forecast report is required to include an assessment of banked deficits and credits at the beginning of the compliance period. The Clean Fuels Forecast is issued annually on Oct. 1.