Ethanol production up 2.3% over previous week, 4.7% above 5-year average

May 15, 2022 |

In Washington, D.C., ethanol production scaled up by 21,000 barrels per day (b/d), or 2.3%, to 991,000 b/d, equivalent to 41.62 million gallons daily, according to EIA data analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association. Production was 1.2% more than the same week last year and 4.7% above the five-year average for the week.

The four-week average ethanol production volume decreased 0.2% to 967,000 b/d, equivalent to an annualized rate of 14.82 billion gallons (bg).

Ethanol stocks built by 1.1% to 24.1 million barrels. Stocks were 24.5% higher than a year ago and 9.0% above the five-year average. Inventories increased in the Gulf Coast (PADD 3) and West Coast (PADD 5) but thinned across the other regions (notably, stocks in the Midwest declined to a low for the year).

The volume of gasoline supplied to the U.S. market, a measure of implied demand, tapered by 1.7% to 8.70 million b/d (133.40 bg annualized). Demand was 1.1% less than a year ago and 1.8% below the five-year average.

Refiner/blender net inputs of ethanol rose 1.0% to a nineteen-week high of 904,000 b/d, representing the highest share of gasoline supplied in nearly a year and equivalent to 13.86 bg annualized. Net inputs were 1.8% more than a year ago and 2.7% above the five-year average.

There were no imports of ethanol for the fifteenth consecutive week. (Weekly export data for ethanol is not reported simultaneously; the latest export data is as of March 2022.)

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