Affordable, reliable energy is the foundation for California’s prosperity
California oil refineries help provide the affordable and reliable energy we need to power our high quality, modern way of life, while creating thousands of good local jobs. The California Air Resources Board (CARB) mandates a fuel standard that is the most stringent in the world to ensure our energy use is balanced with emission reductions and environmental protections. Modified Hydrofluoric Acid (MHF) is a key component of California refineries’ abilities to make gasoline that meets this strict standard.
The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) is considering banning oil refineries’ use of MHF via Proposed Rule 1410, likely causing two Southern California refineries to cease operations, according to the California Energy Commission. Banning MHF could devastate California’s economy and could result in thousands of local jobs lost and higher prices for gasoline and consumer goods for California’s residents and businesses. READ MORE >
Hydrofluoric Acid (HF) is used to make thousands of products such as computers, cell phones and medicine. Today, California refineries use Modified HF, a newer version that is even safer, to make gasoline. Learn about this latest technology and the role it plays in our economic sustainability, meeting stringent environmental standards, and keeping fuel more affordable for you. READ MORE >
Banning MHF could devastate California’s economy and could result in thousands of local jobs lost and a possible gas price increase of approximately 25 cents per gallon or more. California can’t afford to lose good jobs and even higher fuel costs. Join our coalition to help ensure a sustainable economy and to support MHF and the high quality of life it helps provide. READ MORE >
CaSE is a coalition of California residents, businesses, and union workers working to promote safe energy and economic sustainability in California, and who recognize the importance and support the use of MHF by California refineries. READ MORE >