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 [...]

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 [...]

Ethanol blending at six-month low

In the week ending Nov. 5, ethanol blending and refining use was at 893,000 barrels per day (bpd), the lowest weekly volume since mid-May and about 1 percent below the five-year average. Lower use helped ethanol stocks rise to a two-month high of roughly [...]

Corn slides for quiet end to the week

Futures activitySep-21 corn futures hit $5.71 per bushel on Wednesday, based off continued dry weather outlooks in the Midwest. Prices then fizzled out and dropped 24 cents per bushel on Thursday and Friday, with Sep-21 futures closing the week at $5.47 per bushel.S&D and fundamental [...]

Ethanol use continues upward climb

For the week ending May 22, ethanol production continued its upward trend to 724,000 barrels per day (bpd), a four-week high but down roughly 32 percent from this time last year. Weekly production rose each week in May. Ethanol use by blenders and refiners averaged [...]

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