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Ethanol production down thanks to killer blizzard and Christmas

Ethanol production down thanks to killer blizzard and Christmas

December 29, 2022 |

In Washington, Brownfield Ag News reports Energy Information Administration data shows last week’s unusually cold weather that saw temperatures tumble well below freezing for much of the country together with the Christmas holidays pushed down ethanol production to the lowest level seen since early October at 963,000 barrels. Despite lower production, stocks rose to a […]

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Ethanol production falls again as crush margins weigh on production volumes

Ethanol production falls again as crush margins weigh on production volumes

December 14, 2022 |

In Washington, Iowa’s WCMY radio reports Energy Information Administration data shows ethanol production fell to 1.061 million barrels a day last week due to continued pressure on crush margins. Crush margins have fallen to the lowest level this year, according to analysis from Iowa State University’s Center for Agricultural and Rural Development. Even though production […]

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EIA says record levels of ethanol blending occurred this summer

EIA says record levels of ethanol blending occurred this summer

December 1, 2022 |

In Washington, the Energy Information Agency said that last summer, when the price of fuel ethanol was lower than the petroleum component of gasoline, record amounts of ethanol were blended into the gasoline sold in the United States (blend rates). The summer 2022 fuel ethanol blend rate from June through August reached 10.5%, the highest […]

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Ethanol production slips ahead of potential rail strike

Ethanol production slips ahead of potential rail strike

November 30, 2022 |

In Washington, Brownfield Ag reports Energy Information Administration data shows ethanol production has already started to reflect concerns about a potential rail strike that could bring the ethanol industry, and many others, to a halt by cutting volumes last week to 1.018 million barrels a day, 23,000 bpd lower than the week before. The crush […]

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Ethanol production fall to five-week low

Ethanol production fall to five-week low

November 16, 2022 |

In Washington, according to Energy Information Administration data analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association for the week ending November 11, ethanol production declined 3.8 percent to a five-week low of 1.011 million b/d, equivalent to 42.46 million gallons daily. Production was 4.6 percent lower than the same week last year and 2.2 percent below the […]

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Ethanol production returns to July volumes

Ethanol production returns to July volumes

October 26, 2022 |

In Washington, according to Energy Information Administration data analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association for the week ending October 21, ethanol production expanded 1.7 percent to 1.033 million b/d, equivalent to 43.39 million gallons daily and the largest weekly output since July. However, production was 6.6 percent less than the same week last year and […]

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Ethanol production jumps 9% while stocks increase 3.2%

Ethanol production jumps 9% while stocks increase 3.2%

October 19, 2022 |

In Washington, according to Energy Information Adminstration data analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association for the week ending October 14, ethanol production spiked 9.0percent to a ten-week high of 1.016 million b/d, equivalent to 42.67 million gallons daily. Production was 7.3percent less than the same week last year and 0.2percent above the five-year average for […]

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About 95% of H1 2022 ethanol was transported via rail

About 95% of H1 2022 ethanol was transported via rail

October 18, 2022 |

In Washington, the Energy Information Administration reports fuel ethanol is second only to coal as the most-transported fuel by rail. According to its Petroleum Supply Monthly, 95% of all U.S. fuel ethanol deliveries between regions in the first half of 2022 were by rail. The majority of the U.S. capacity to produce fuel ethanol (94%) […]

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Ethanol production falls to pandemic-era levels

Ethanol production falls to pandemic-era levels

September 29, 2022 |

In Washington, according to Energy Information Administration data analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association for the week ending September 23, ethanol production dropped 5.1% to 855,000 b/d, equivalent to 35.91 million gallons daily and the smallest volume since February 2021. Production was 6.5% less than the same week last year and 10.5% below the five-year […]

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Ethanol plants holding off on maintenance to take advantage of high margins

Ethanol plants holding off on maintenance to take advantage of high margins

September 5, 2022 |

In Washington, Brownfield Ag News reports Energy Information Administration data shows ethanol production last week was below 1 million barrels per day on average for the third week in a row at 970,000 bpd. Strong margins are likely responsible for producers keeping above last year’s production levels by 65,000 bpd as they postpone maintenance closures. […]

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