Tag: gasoline

US gasoline demand up, ethanol production down last week, reports EIA

US gasoline demand up, ethanol production down last week, reports EIA

September 28, 2014 |

According to EIA data as reported by the Renewable Fuels Association, ethanol production averaged 889,000 barrels per day last week—or 37.34 million gallons daily. RFA adds: “That is down 42,000 b/d (or 4.5%) from the week before and the lowest average since the week ending 3/21/2014. The four-week average for ethanol production stood at 917,000 […]

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US gasoline demand soars, as ethanol blending dips

US gasoline demand soars, as ethanol blending dips

August 11, 2014 |

In the US, ethanol production for the week before last averaged 902,000 barrels per day, or 37.88 million gallons daily. The four-week average for ethanol production stood at 940,000 b/d for an annualized rate of 14.41 billion gallons. Stocks of ethanol stood at 18.3 million barrels. That is a 1.8% decrease from last week. Gasoline […]

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Ethanol, oil, corn duke it out in “The Battle of the Benjamins”

Ethanol, oil, corn duke it out in “The Battle of the Benjamins”

June 12, 2014 |

Corn producers, ethanol producers and crude oil refiners: locked in a rollercoaster of commodity prices, and a battle for market share and profits.  As the EPA readies to unleash its view of the future volumes of renewable fuels — who’s winning, who’s losing the “Battle of the Benjamins”? In their 1987 album release Document, the alternative […]

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Wisconsin promotes RCCI engine, which can run on gas and diesel together

Wisconsin promotes RCCI engine, which can run on gas and diesel together

May 19, 2014 |

In Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) is promoting a new vehicle engine that incorporates anti-emissions technology. The new engine boosts fuel economy by 20 percent while cutting nitrogen oxide (NOx) and soot emissions by record margins. Called reactivity controlled compression ignition (RCCI), the base technology uses multiple injections of differing fuel types, including […]

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Ethanol’s premium over gasoline hits two-year high

Ethanol’s premium over gasoline hits two-year high

March 25, 2014 |

In Illinois, the premium for ethanol over gasoline hit its highest level in two years on Monday with 13 cents dividing the two fuels. Ethanol futures for April delivery hit $2.988 per gallon, the highest premium seen since November 2011, while the “at the rack” price paid by blenders hit $3.447 per gallon, up more […]

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If you can’t join em, beat ‘em: The day that Gasoline went Clean, and got Whacked. Part II

If you can’t join em, beat ‘em: The day that Gasoline went Clean, and got Whacked. Part II

March 18, 2014 |

In 1970, an oil company launched the first major ad campaign around environmental benefits of a new fuel formulation. Then, a radical shift in gasoline pricing occurred just as those remarkable ads went off the air. What were lessons that industry learned about alternative fuels? How might it be still impacting us today?  The Digest […]

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Hydrogen, gasoline, solar panel hybrid or cellulosic ethanol: what’s better, what’s best?

Hydrogen, gasoline, solar panel hybrid or cellulosic ethanol: what’s better, what’s best?

January 13, 2014 |

As a flurry of coverage on Toyota’s hydrogen cars and Ford’s solar hybrid floods the airwaves, here in Digestville we look at the hard data. And we find that, sometimes, there is less than meets the eye. This past week, we’ve had the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and the North American International Auto […]

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Ethanol discount to gasoline widens as stocks continue to grow

Ethanol discount to gasoline widens as stocks continue to grow

December 25, 2013 |

In Illinois, ethanol prices are falling thanks to production above 900,000 barrels per day every week since October 25. More supplies have led to increased inventories, helping to increase the price spread between ethanol and gasoline. Ethanol futures prices have fallen 11% so far this year.

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Is the U.S. Military Fighting Straw Men?

Is the U.S. Military Fighting Straw Men?

March 4, 2013 |

Are supporters of the oil industry grasping at straws to keep the U.S. military addicted to oil? By Brent Erickson, executive vice-president, Biotechnology Industry Organization; head, Industrial & Environmental Section Achieving energy security is critical not only for civilians, but also for U.S. military readiness and national security reasons. Our reliance on foreign oil has […]

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“Has biofuels led to major land use changes in the US?”

“Has biofuels led to major land use changes in the US?”

February 22, 2013 |

Today on Twitter: NebraskaLong: “US ethanol reduced wholesale gasoline prices combating prices at the pump! paultanger: Has biofuels led to major land use changes in the US? energynenvironm: What do you think? “Biofuels Are a Loser, Despite the Hope and Hype”: EnergyCollectiv: “No amount of genetic engineering can overcome the fundamental limitations of trying to […]

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