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Brazilian hydrous ethanol prices rise on poor weather and higher gasoline prices

Brazilian hydrous ethanol prices rise on poor weather and higher gasoline prices

August 24, 2020 |

In Brazil, Platts reports heavy rain in the southeast part of Brazil, together with Petrobras raising its gasoline price recently, has helped to boost the price of hydrous ethanol by more than 3% over the course of a week. Heavy rains and cold temperatures were expected to impede maximum sugarcane crush in the southeast region […]

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Malaysian palm oil prices fall pressured by stocks as exports slide

Malaysian palm oil prices fall pressured by stocks as exports slide

April 16, 2020 |

In Malaysia, Reuters reported palm oil futures fell nearly 3%, weighed down by domestic stocks and falling export demand as the world shuts down to battle COVID-19. The government has decided to postpone the roll out of its B20 blending mandate as well, which will further add to stocks and put more pressure on prices. […]

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Malaysian palm oil prices fall to five-year low on poor Indian demand and falling petroleum prices

Malaysian palm oil prices fall to five-year low on poor Indian demand and falling petroleum prices

March 19, 2020 |

In Malaysia, Bloomberg reports that Malaysian palm oil prices have hit a five-month low as the country fails to find another buyer to absorb the demand gap left by India following a political spat over India’s treatment of Kashmir. With petroleum prices falling to an 18-year low on Wednesday, palm oil’s use as a biofuel […]

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Ethanol prices fall again to new record of 70 cents per gallon

Ethanol prices fall again to new record of 70 cents per gallon

March 18, 2020 |

In Iowa, Successful Farming reports that IHS Markit Watch says ethanol prices have fallen to a new all-time low of just 70 cents per gallon, a drop of 21 cents in a single day. Ethanol was trading at a 33 cent premium to gasoline rather than a discount at the time of publishing Wednesday. Analysts […]

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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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