Tag: Platts

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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Falling US prices sees US-origin ethanol in the Philippines at all-time lows

Falling US prices sees US-origin ethanol in the Philippines at all-time lows

September 3, 2018 |

In the Philippines, Platts reports that US-origin ethanol fell to an all-time record low last Thursday of $425/cu m as demand for ethanol in the US is expected to slow down following the end of summer driving season and the upcoming corn harvest that pulls feedstock prices down. Most traders booked their Q4 shipments already […]

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European FAME 0 prices hit three-month low despite summer demand

European FAME 0 prices hit three-month low despite summer demand

August 16, 2018 |

In the Netherlands, Platts reports that even though summer demand for FAME 0 has been steady, prices have fallen to a three-month low of $874.25 per metric ton as imports continue to flow in to the Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp region but low levels on the Rhine keep those supplies from moving eastward. The situation isn’t likely to […]

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Ethanol production falls slightly while stocks rise to highest since mid-March

Ethanol production falls slightly while stocks rise to highest since mid-March

August 15, 2018 |

In Washington, Platts reports that Energy Information Administration Agency data shows ethanol production fell slightly last week to an average of 1.072 million b/d while stocks rose by of 94,000 barrels to their highest level since mid-March at 1.189 billion barrels. Even inventories in the East Coast region rose 48,000 barrels on the week as […]

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