US ethanol production rises to annualized rate of 14.66 billion gallons

Source: By Biofuels Digest • Posted: Monday, September 21, 2015

In Washington, according to EIA data as analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association, ethanol production averaged 961,000 barrels per day (b/d)—or 40.36 million gallons daily. That is up 3,000 b/d from the week before. The four-week average for ethanol production stood at 955,000 b/d for an annualized rate of 14.64 billion gallons.

Stocks of ethanol stood at 18.3 million barrels. That is a 1.9% decrease from last week and the lowest level of the year. Imports of ethanol were zero b/d, unchanged from last week. Gasoline demand for the week averaged 377.3 million gallons daily, a 15-week low. Refiner/blender input of ethanol averaged 878,000 b/d, also the lowest in 15 weeks. Expressed as a percentage of daily gasoline demand, daily ethanol production was 10.70%. That is the highest percentage since the last week of May.