Ethanol production fell to 901,000 bpd last week

Production dipped to its lowest weekly rate since Feb. 26, 2021, when the average was 849,000 barrels per day. It was also the lowest weekly production in September since 2020, when the industry was still trying to pull out of the COVID freefall. Other [...]

June ethanol production up 2% YOY

Ethanol manufacturers produced 31.3 million barrels (1.31 billion gallons) of ethanol during June, almost the same as May’s volume. Cumulative production rose to 7.71 million gallons, up 7 percent year over year. Production was also ahead of the five-year average for the month (+3.4 [...]

India continues to lean into fuel ethanol

Next April, some Indian gas stations will begin retailing gasoline with a 20-percent ethanol blend, per the Business Standard. India is estimated to be the fifth-largest manufacturer of ethanol. The Modi administration has pursued bioethanol fuel use aggressively for several years to increase the [...]

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Ethanol stocks held steady heading into August

Use by blenders and refiners remained on the low side of average (excluding 2020’s depressed demand) during the week ending Aug. 5. Lower demand offset a slight slowdown in production, which was still around average for early August, keeping ethanol stocks above 23 million [...]

Food Price Index down for fourth straight month in July

FAO’s Food Price Index (FPI) fell for a fourth straight month in July, down by nearly 9 percent from June, adjusted for inflation, the steepest monthly drop, in percentage terms, since October 2008. The FPI is still up 11 percent YOY, supported especially by [...]

Weekly ethanol usage is on the lower side despite high gas prices

For the week ending Jul. 15, U.S. weekly ethanol blending and refining use was unchanged from last week, and use has been on low side compared to last season. Gasoline averaged around $4.77 per gallon in early July, up 53 percent YOY. Despite high [...]

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