Ethanol margins have shrunk significantly on weaker ethanol pricing. Much of the ethanol produced in recent months has been placed in storage, boosting stocks. Plants could halt production if margins are squeezed further by a rally in corn.

As of Oct. 26, ethanol stocks were 22.7 thousand barrels, up 6 percent YOY. Ethanol production remains strong, but the trend may be changing. Output may be slowing, reported recently at 3.1 million barrels per week.

Ethanol ending stocks

Source: EIA

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