The American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers and the American Petroleum Institute filed a Renewable Fuel Standard waiver August 13 with the Environmental Protection Agency, requesting the 2014 ethanol blend requirement be lowered below 10 percent of gasoline demand. The agency is expected to release its targets for 2014 soon. The groups said high ethanol mandates can result in higher costs, reduced supply, and economic harm. The American Petroleum Institute commented that it would prefer a full repeal of the standard, but a waiver could be seen as a short-term solution.