Tag: hydrous ethanol

Brazilian hydrous ethanol sales hits pre-COVID levels in July

Brazilian hydrous ethanol sales hits pre-COVID levels in July

September 2, 2020 |

In Brazil, Platts reports hydrous ethanol sales rose back to near pre-pandemic levels in July to 1.51 billion liters. February saw sales at 1.77 billion liters but quickly dropped in March when control measures to stop the spread of COVID-19 were brought into place, hitting fuel demand. Total hydrous ethanol sales for the year through […]

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Brazil greenlights direct hydrous ethanol sales

Brazil greenlights direct hydrous ethanol sales

June 8, 2020 |

In Brazil, Reuters reports that the national energy council CNPE finally approved direct sales of hydrous ethanol from mills to gas station owners last Thursday. The policy shift which has been under consideration for a year is expected to make ethanol more competitive against gasoline, boosting demand in turn. In an unrelated move, the BNDES […]

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Brazilian hydrous ethanol prices jump 19% in a month

Brazilian hydrous ethanol prices jump 19% in a month

May 28, 2020 |

In Brazil, Platts reports that on the back of 28% higher gasoline prices in May, hydrous ethanol prices have been steadily increasing since May 13, already rising by almost 19% in a month. Between January 14 and April 29, Petrobras cut gasoline prices a whopping 12 times which hit the competitiveness of ethanol prices just […]

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Brazilian hydrous ethanol prices jump 13% from recent low

Brazilian hydrous ethanol prices jump 13% from recent low

May 26, 2020 |

In Brazil, Platts reports that hydrous ethanol prices are recovering from the previous COVID-19 induced slump that coincided with the start of the sugarcane crush, rising 13% from the recent low on April 24. International prices for oil products have almost doubled in the past four weeks, so the increase in hydrous prices pales in […]

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Brazilian hydrous ethanol sales fell nearly 17% in March due to high prices

Brazilian hydrous ethanol sales fell nearly 17% in March due to high prices

May 6, 2020 |

In Brazil, Platts reports that hydrous ethanol sales in March fell by nearly 17% to 1.48 billion liters as high prices cut demand. Hydrous ethanol prices rose to record highs before the sugarcane crush ramped up to add additional supplies which in turn pushed the ethanol parity with gasoline to 71.63%. Drivers typically opt for […]

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Brazilian hydrous ethanol prices begin to recover

Brazilian hydrous ethanol prices begin to recover

May 6, 2020 |

In Brazil, Platts reports that hydrous ethanol prices that had taken a hit due to the start of the sugarcane crush together with falling demand from COVID-19 impacts have begun to strengthen. Prices rose 7.5% from the recent low in late April in response to higher oil prices that have jumped significantly from their own […]

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Brazilian hydrous ethanol prices collapse to two-year lows from record highs in a month

Brazilian hydrous ethanol prices collapse to two-year lows from record highs in a month

March 31, 2020 |

In Brazil, Platts reports that hydrous ethanol prices in Brazil’s center-south region have collapsed to two-year lows following record highs just a month ago as oil prices, and therefore gasoline prices, crumble while supplies begin to pick up as mills kick of the crush. Producers were in a race to the bottom in attempt to […]

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Brazilian hydrous ethanol hits price ceiling and drops 2.5%

Brazilian hydrous ethanol hits price ceiling and drops 2.5%

March 9, 2020 |

In Brazil, Platts reports that record high hydrous ethanol prices have finally reached the limit for drivers with demand falling off and ethanol prices dropping 2.5% in turn, combined with weaker economic data released last week and a drier-than-normal March. A dry March means an early kick off for sugarcane milling that will lead to […]

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Platts sees Brazilian Q1 hydrous ethanol demand remaining steady

Platts sees Brazilian Q1 hydrous ethanol demand remaining steady

January 15, 2020 |

In Brazil, Platts reports that despite record high hydrous ethanol prices, it expects consumption to remain steady during Q1 because even though prices are high, they are still just around 70% of the price of gasoline. UNICA data showed on Tuesday that sugar mills sold 1.96 billion liters of ethanol in December, nearly 7% higher […]

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Brazil breaks monthly hydrous ethanol sales record in October at 2.11 billion liters

Brazil breaks monthly hydrous ethanol sales record in October at 2.11 billion liters

November 13, 2019 |

In Brazil, Renewables Now reports that hydrous ethanol production between April 1 and November 1 was 20.61 billion liters while anhydrous production during the same period was 8.95 billion liters. During October, 2.11 billion liters of hydrous ethanol was sold, breaking the previous monthly record. A total of 3.08 billion liters was sold in October […]

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