Changes are Coming for LCFS Regulations
We know you, as industry leaders, want to be kept in the loop about upcoming developments. Many stakeholders have common questions on LCFS that we have answered below. If you have a question that is not listed here in the FAQ, please submit it at the bottom of this page and we will address it.
We also have an LCFS newsletter that will outline changes as they’re announced.
Please note that in an effort to eliminate conflict of interest risk, all answers will be educational, non-specific to clients, and directed to the general public.
If you do not need to ship to California right away and can hold off on actually sending fuel, then you can claim CI credits from the start of your application period (the start of your provisional pathway calculator). There are CI pathway allocation rules that tell you how to allocate fuel to various pathways that you may hold and for every gallon you ship either within or outside of California you must apply it to a pathway. This tracking will essentially keep an inventory of credits that you may have in inventory. At the end of each calendar quarter, your credits are constrained by physical fuel inventory. So you can’t hold more credits in inventory across your pathways that what you have in physical fuel inventory at the end of a quarter. If you can work this out to keep your lowest CI fuel credits in inventory, then you can begin shipping from those pathways once you have approval for your provisional/certified CI.