EIA publishes updated state-level ethanol consumption data

Source: By Erin Voegele, Ethanol Producer Magazine • Posted: Wednesday, January 6, 2016

On Dec. 18, the U.S. Energy Information Administration published 2014 state-level estimates for fuel ethanol consumption. The data shows the U.S. consumed nearly 320.1 million barrels (13.44 billion gallons) of ethanol in 2014.

California was the top ethanol consuming state, with 35.82 million barrels consumed in 2014. Texas consumed 30.7 million barrels, followed by Florida with 18.75 million barrels. New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania were also top ethanol consumers.

The District of Columbia consumed the least amount of ethanol in 2014, at 256,000 barrels, followed by Alaska and Wyoming.

Michigan consumed the most ethanol in the commercial sector, with 331,000 barrels. California was also the top consumer of fuel ethanol for industrial purposes, at 482,000 barrels.

The full data set can be downloaded from the EIA’s website.