Midwest storms wreak havoc on ethanol trade and potentially production

March 20, 2019 |

In Nebraska, Platts reports that last week’s major storm that saw flooding and blizzards across the Midwest lead to major disruptions of ethanol supplies around the region as well as getting product to deficit markets on the coasts and in the southern states, with trouble especially for western states. Disruptions to rail lines appears to be wreaking the most havoc for getting ethanol supplies out but ethanol plants would also run into trouble securing feedstock for continued production of more than 1 million barrels per day. Husker Ag is looking a myriad of options, including a hot idle or temporary shutdown, according to local press.

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