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NEWS UPDATE December 14, 2012

EIA: Ethanol production expected to rebound in 2013

By Erin Voegele, Ethanol Producer Magazine  •    •  Posted December 14, 2012

The U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the December issue of its Short Term Energy Outlook. Regarding ethanol, the report notes that fuel ethanol production fell from an average of 900,000 barrels per day during the first half of 2012, to an average of 820,000 barrels per day in the second half of the year. According to the EIA, ethanol production is expected to remain near current levels through mid-2013, but will return to pre-drought production levels by send half of 2013. [ read more … ]

More than half of U.S. still parched

Jessica Estepa, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted December 14, 2012

Areas afflicted by the U.S. drought slightly shrank this week, yet more than half the country remains parched. The U.S. Drought Monitor today said 51.8 percent of the country is in drought, down from last week’s 52.2 percent. Areas affected by severe and extreme drought inched upward, though the percentage of the country in exceptional drought remained the same. [ read more … ]

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