Weekly ethanol production rose 5.1%, four-week average rose 0.4%

February 9, 2020 |

In Washington, D.C., ethanol production rose 5.1%, or 52,000 barrels per day (b/d), to 1.081 million b/d—equivalent to 45.40 million gallons daily, according to EIA data analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association. The four-week average ethanol production rate rose 0.4% to 1.063 million b/d, equivalent to an annualized rate of 16.30 billion gallons.

Ethanol stocks thinned by 3.2% to 23.5 million barrels. Inventories shifted lower in all regions except the Rocky Mountains (PADD 4). There were zero imports of ethanol recorded for the third consecutive week. (Weekly export data for ethanol is not reported simultaneously; the latest export data is as of December 2019.)

The volume of gasoline supplied to the U.S. market climbed 1.6% to 8.933 million b/d (375.19 million gallons per day, or 136.94 bg annualized). Refiner/blender net inputs of ethanol followed, rising 1.7% to 888,000 b/d—equivalent to 13.61 bg annualized. Expressed as a percentage of daily gasoline demand, daily ethanol production increased to 12.10%.

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