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U.S. EPA grants 31 small refinery waivers for 2018, rejects six petitions -statement

WASHINGTON, Aug 9 (Reuters) - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has granted 31 small refinery exemptions from the country's biofuel laws and has denied six petitions, a statement from the U.S. agency said on Friday.

There has been a total of 38 outstanding petitions for 2018. It was not immediately clear whether the remaining one was withdrawn or ineligible.

(Reporting by Humeyra Pamuk and Jarrett Renshaw)