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An alternative-fuel provider is defined as a fuel provider whose primary business activities involve:

  1. Producing, Storing, Refining, Processing, Transporting, Distributing, Importing, or Selling Alternative Fuels: This includes fuels such as ethanol, biodiesel, natural gas (CNG/LNG), propane (LPG), hydrogen, and coal-derived liquid fuels, among others.
  2. Generating, Transmitting, Importing, or Selling Electricity: This refers to entities involved in the generation, transmission, importation, or sale of electricity, which is considered an alternative fuel in the context of this definition.

Additionally, a fuel provider can be classified as an alternative-fuel provider if:

  • It produces, imports, or produces and imports an average of 50,000 barrels per day of petroleum.
  • At least 30% (a substantial portion) of its gross annual revenues are derived from producing alternative fuels.

This definition is crucial in regulatory contexts and policy frameworks aimed at promoting and regulating alternative fuels and encouraging diversification in energy sources away from traditional petroleum-based fuels. It encompasses both traditional fuel companies that have diversified into alternative fuels and entities primarily focused on producing or distributing alternative fuels.

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