Tag: Platts

Malaysia’s B10 mandate comes into full implementation

Malaysia’s B10 mandate comes into full implementation

February 4, 2019 |

In Malaysia, Platts reports that the country’s B10 blending mandate for the transportation sector that came into play on December 1 came into full implementation on Friday while the B7 mandate for industrial users is set for July 1. The higher mandate for transport from B7 previously is expected to generate between 100,000 and 250,000 […]

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Ethanol prices ease away from 13-year lows as plants shutter production

Ethanol prices ease away from 13-year lows as plants shutter production

November 15, 2018 |

In Illinois, Platts reports that expectations that production will ease on the back of low prices had an immediate impact on Argo ethanol prices, lifting them from 13-year lows to $1.2405/gal on Wednesday from $1.2175/gal on Tuesday. There is little fundamental support to be found in the market with the seasonal low demand period approaching […]

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Ethanol crush continues to fall to -5.91 cents/gal

Ethanol crush continues to fall to -5.91 cents/gal

October 23, 2018 |

In Iowa, Platts reports that its crush margin tracker shows corn-based ethanol plants in the Midwest continue to run at a negative margin, falling to 5.91 cents/gal on Monday compared to 5.31 cents/gal on October 15. Ethanol stocks continue to rise even with falling production, further weighing on prices and cutting into margins despite low […]

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EPA seen announcing E15 and RIN reforms by February

EPA seen announcing E15 and RIN reforms by February

October 15, 2018 |

In Washington, Platts reports that the Environmental Protection Agency plans to announce its reform proposals for not just year-round E15 but also for RIN trading reforms by February. The EPA says that if it announces rules by February then the process could be finalized in time for year-round E15 sales to begin by June 1, […]

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Japanese ethanol imports rise 17% on year

Japanese ethanol imports rise 17% on year

October 8, 2018 |

In Japan, Platts reports that August ethanol imports rose to 61,681 cubic meters, up 17% on the year and nearly 10% higher on the month. Brazil supplied nearly 61% of the 54,686 cu m of undenatured ethanol imports but the US managed to sneak in just over 15% of the total. Brazil remains the supplier […]

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US Court of Appeals votes in favor Oregon’s Clean Fuels program against oil industry attack

US Court of Appeals votes in favor Oregon’s Clean Fuels program against oil industry attack

September 17, 2018 |

In Oregon, Platts reports that the state’s Clean Fuels program had its day in court against the oil industry and won when the US Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit decided the law discriminates against fuels with high greenhouse gas emissions, not the state of origin as the coalition of truckers and oil industry […]

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Platts sees record ethanol production in H2 August despite mills looking at more sugar

Platts sees record ethanol production in H2 August despite mills looking at more sugar

September 11, 2018 |

In Brazil, Platts expects hydrous ethanol production for the last half of August to have reached a record high for the period of 1.62 billion liters, nearly 60% higher than H2 August 2017 and more than 21% higher than the first half of the month. That would bring total hydrous ethanol production for the season […]

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Platts sees US corn ethanol crush margin falling to jus 1.84 cents/gal

Platts sees US corn ethanol crush margin falling to jus 1.84 cents/gal

September 11, 2018 |

In Texas, Platts estimates that the average crush margin fell to just 1.84 cents/gal on Monday compared to 6.19 cents/gal the week prior as corn prices gained in the fact of falling Argo benchmark ethanol prices. Seasonal closures for maintenance aren’t expected to impact supplies and provide support for prices until the end of September. […]

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Brazilian ethanol imports slide 67% between July and August

Brazilian ethanol imports slide 67% between July and August

September 6, 2018 |

In Brazil, Platts reports August ethanol imports dropped 67% from the prior month and 65% on the year to the lowest in two years at 47.6 million liters. Total imports for the year are only down 5.5%, however, at 1.4 billion liters. Nearly all of the imports came through North-Northeast ports from the US. Devaluation […]

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EU countries need to hurry up E10 adaptation to reach RED2020 requirements

EU countries need to hurry up E10 adaptation to reach RED2020 requirements

September 4, 2018 |

In the UK, Platts reports that implementation of the proposed E10 policy could be pushed back beyond April 2019 after the country’s expected exit from the European Union while the Netherlands are looking at Q3 or Q4 for implementation. France and Belgium have had relative success with market uptake for the fuels which Germany has […]

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