Come early, come often
Groups opposed to blending more ethanol into gasoline used a spike in blending credits to make their case to the White House earlier than farm interests, who lobbied en masse after a leaked proposal showed policymakers were planning cuts.
Each circle represents lobbyists meeting with policymakers. Click for record.
Price per ethanol RIN in dollars
Sources: Reuters analysis of Office of Management and Budget meeting records; Argus Media (2013 RIN prices)