Tag: Washington

Ethanol stocks fall slightly from three-year highs

Ethanol stocks fall slightly from three-year highs

March 4, 2015 |

In Washington, the Energy Information Agency says that ethanol stocks have at last fallen from three-year highs to 21.528 million barrels, down 66,000 barrels on the week. East Coast and West Coast stocks bucked the trend and increased on the week. Production followed the lower trend, however with, ethanol production slightly lower by 16,000 barrels […]

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RFA buys E85prices.com, 11 other sites and an app

RFA buys E85prices.com, 11 other sites and an app

February 25, 2015 |

In Washington, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) announced it has acquired E85prices.com, which is a crowdsourced website that offers updated prices for E85 and other ethanol flex-fuels — including E15 — from thousands of stations across the country. In addition to E85prices.com, RFA acquired 11 new websites and a new mobile app to strengthen its […]

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Ethanol stocks reach highest since April 2012 at 21.594 million barrels

Ethanol stocks reach highest since April 2012 at 21.594 million barrels

February 25, 2015 |

In Washington, the Energy Information Agency says ethanol stocks have risen in three out of five regions in the week ending Feb. 20, reaching the highest levels since April 2012 of 21.594 million barrels. Stocks are highest in the East Coast at 7.584 million barrels. Despite the increase in stocks, ethanol production has fallen to […]

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DOE announces up to $10 million in funding for seven biofuel projects

DOE announces up to $10 million in funding for seven biofuel projects

February 24, 2015 |

In Washington, the Energy Department’s Bioenergy Technologies Office announced the selection of seven projects across the country to receive up to $10 million to support innovative technologies and solutions to help advance bioenergy development. These projects will support BETO’s work to develop renewable and cost-competitive biofuels from nonfood biomass feedstocks by reducing the risk associated […]

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DOE says 2013 biodiesel consumption up 360 times from 2001

DOE says 2013 biodiesel consumption up 360 times from 2001

February 24, 2015 |

In Washington, the DOE has released its 2013 renewable energy data book that shows biodiesel was the fastest growing biofuel type, with production increasing by 64% in the United States—360 times what it was in 2001—and 17% globally, from a relatively small base.

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DoT analysis unreported from July predicts disaster for oil and ethanol rail transport

DoT analysis unreported from July predicts disaster for oil and ethanol rail transport

February 23, 2015 |

In Washington, a previously unreported analysis from the Dept. of Transport done in July estimates that as many as 10 oil and ethanol train derailments could occur annually during the next 20 years. The damage is seen at more than $4 billion with potentially hundreds of lives lost. During the 20-year period, 10 “higher consequence […]

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EIA says ethanol stocks fall for first time since December

EIA says ethanol stocks fall for first time since December

February 19, 2015 |

In Washington, the Energy Information Agency says ethanol stockpiles have fallen at last, the first time since December, to 21.08 million barrels during the week ending Feb. 13. That figure is 51,000 barrels lower than the previous week. Despite the fall in stocks, production still increased slightly by 3,000 barrels per day even though lower […]

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EPA to announce RFS blending mandates for 2014, 2015 and 2016 this spring

EPA to announce RFS blending mandates for 2014, 2015 and 2016 this spring

February 19, 2015 |

In Washington, the EPA has confirmed it will release its RFS blending targets this spring for 2014—likely similar to what has already been published—as well as 2015 and 2016. Longer-term demand issues will also be addressed at the same time, taking into consideration concerns from the oil industry that blending has reached its peak.

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Midwest corn ethanol crush margins drop for first time in three weeks

Midwest corn ethanol crush margins drop for first time in three weeks

February 16, 2015 |

In Washington, the USDA says that typical Midwest corn ethanol margins have fallen to 39.30 cents per gallon, the first drop in three weeks, thanks to stronger corn prices. Ethanol prices are slightly higher, but not enough to compensate for higher corn prices.

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EIA projects the total renewables used for electricity and heat generation

EIA projects the total renewables used for electricity and heat generation

February 12, 2015 |

In Washington, the Energy Information Agency says that after reaching a record monthly average of 978,000 bbl/d in December 2014, ethanol production in January 2015 is estimated to be 969,000 bbl/d. Ethanol production averaged 933,000 bbl/d in 2014, and EIA expects it to average 938,000 bbl/d in 2015 and 936,000 bbl/d in 2016. Biodiesel production […]

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