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Brazilian hydrous ethanol prices break record at $607.31/m3

Brazilian hydrous ethanol prices break record at $607.31/m3

February 3, 2020 |

In Brazil, Platts reports that January hydrous ethanol prices reached a record high of $607.31 per cubic meter last Friday afternoon, breaking the previous record that was set on April 18 during a fuel shortage. UNICA reported last week that ethanol stocks are low, so prices will likely continue to increase during the interharvest period […]

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Vegetable oil price index hits two-year high

Vegetable oil price index hits two-year high

January 18, 2020 |

In Germany, the UFOP reports that firm vegetable oil prices caused the vegetable oil price index of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to rise considerably at the end of 2019. The surge was mainly driven by firm palm oil prices. However, asking prices for soybean, sunflower and rapeseed oil also […]

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Philippine domestic ethanol price falls slightly during H2 September as feedstock prices ease

Philippine domestic ethanol price falls slightly during H2 September as feedstock prices ease

September 30, 2019 |

In the Philippines, Platts reports that even though the sugar industry isn’t currently crushing cane, molasses prices have fallen and therefore ethanol prices have fallen in line to $1,140/cu m during the first half of September, 1.57% lower than from H2 June. The price is nearly 6% higher on the year, however. Mills should begin […]

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Brazilian Center-South hydrous ethanol prices break July record high prices

Brazilian Center-South hydrous ethanol prices break July record high prices

July 29, 2019 |

In Brazil, Platts reports that hydrous ethanol prices have reached a record high for any July in the Center-South region since recordkeeping began in April 2014 at $560 per cubic meter, 6% higher than the week prior. Anhydrous ethanol prices also rose 4.5% to similar levels. July typically sees the highest levels of ethanol production […]

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Chicago Argo ethanol prices sour to two year highs

Chicago Argo ethanol prices sour to two year highs

June 18, 2019 |

In Illinois, Platts reports that benchmark Chicago Argo ethanol prices have reached $1.6075/gal, 13.6 cents higher than last week and the highest seen since April 2017. Corn prices have been soaring of late, reaching five-year highs of $4.53/bushel, due to wet weather in the Midwest this spring that has delayed and cut corn plantings, and […]

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Argentine biodiesel producer says policy forcing it to shut down facility

Argentine biodiesel producer says policy forcing it to shut down facility

April 29, 2019 |

In Argentina, Clarin newspaper reports that the government’s policy for setting biodiesel prices has made its Viluco facility in Frias completely inviable so has had to shut it down. The facility was built to supply the domestic market but it says that prices based on export demand, and therefore prices below the required margin, as […]

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Western fuel markets are being pushed higher due to lack of ethanol

Western fuel markets are being pushed higher due to lack of ethanol

March 27, 2019 |

In Oregon, Platts reports that gasoline prices in Portland have increased 33 cents per gallon since March 12 to $2.2231/gal because ethanol was not able to reach the market following a bomb cyclone the Midwest that shut down ethanol production and transport. Other Western fuel markets like in Tucson, AZ have also suffered similar price […]

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Brazilian H2 February ethanol prices jump more than 10%

Brazilian H2 February ethanol prices jump more than 10%

February 20, 2019 |

In Brazil, Platts reports that hydrous ethanol prices surged to $562.7/cu m during the first half of February, an increase of more than 10% from the second half of January and the highest seen since November 1 due to retailers failing to pass on lower gasoline prices to consumers. As a result, drivers chose to […]

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Rising biodiesel blends sees production rise and prices fall

Rising biodiesel blends sees production rise and prices fall

February 18, 2019 |

In Brazil, Platts reports that data from the energy ministry shows increasing the biodiesel blending mandate to 10% with an eye to further increases in the mandate has encouraged increased production which in turn has reduced prices, falling recently to an 18-month low. Biodiesel production rose 25% on the year in 2018 to 5.35 billion […]

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Philippines domestic ethanol prices jump 25% year-on-year in December

Philippines domestic ethanol prices jump 25% year-on-year in December

January 8, 2019 |

In the Philippines, Platts reports that domestic ethanol prices skyrocketed in December to more than 25% above those seen in December 2017 at a whopping $1,101.40/cu m on the back of rising feedstock prices at roughly US$0.70 per liter of molasses. Sugarcane feedstock was lower at US$0.55 per liter. Though the month-on-month increase was only […]

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