U.S. ethanol exports totaled 49.8 million gallons (mg) in August, a 42% increase over July’s total of 35.1 mg. Meanwhile, U.S. ethanol imports scaled to 78.4 mg, meaning the United States was a net importer for the third straight month.
Ethanol exports totaled 35.1 million gallons (mg) in July, up just 3% over June shipments. Imports totaled 56.8 mg, meaning the U.S. was a net importer for the second straight month.
U.S. ethanol exports fell to 34 million gallons (mg) in June, down 17% from May and the lowest monthly total since August 2010. Meanwhile, ethanol imports were 35.7 mg in June, meaning the U.S. was a net importer for the first time in six months.
U.S. ethanol exports totaled 40.8 million gallons (mg) in May, nearly identical to April’s total of 40.9 mg, according to recently released government data.
U.S. ethanol exports totaled 40.9 million gallons (mg) in April, down 30% from March and the lowest monthly total since November 2012. Fuel ethanol imports totaled just 17.1 mg.
Ed Hubbard had the unique opportunity to participate in the World Biofuels Conference in Seville, but despite the beautiful location, it wasn’t all love for the European Union. Current EU tariffs are proving damaging to its own demand, and the impact would spread to the global biofuel trade. It is clear that Europe’s industry would be better served with a more cooperative approach to trade relations.
Kelly Davis recounts her trip to northeast Asia as part of a trade mission to discuss U.S. ethanol policy, import and export capabilities, trends in corn co-products, and other important issues.
The U.S. remained a net exporter in March by a slim margin. March exports of ethanol totaled 58.8 million gallons, up 38% from February. Canada was again the leading destination.
U.S. ethanol exports in February dropped significantly from January levels, scaling back by a third as shipments of denatured and undenatured (non-beverage) ethanol totaled 42.5 million gallons.
U.S. ethanol exports increased 16 percent over December, as shipments of denatured and undenatured (non-beverage) ethanol totaled 63.6 million gallons (mg), according to government data released yesterday.
U.S. ethanol exports fell to their lowest level of the year in November. The monthly total was down 25 percent from October and the lowest since November 2010. November exports of both ethanol and distillers grains reflect the difficult operating environment following last summer’s historic drought.
U.S. exports of ethanol (denatured and undenatured, non-beverage) totaled 53.6 million gallons (mg) in October, up 8.6% from September and the highest since July. Canada was again the top destination. Year-to-date exports stood at 643.3 mg, implying an annual total of 772 mg.
U.S. ethanol exports (denatured and undenatured, non-beverage) totaled 49.4 million gallons (mg) in September, down 2% from August and the lowest monthly total of the year. Canada was the leading destination in September, bringing in 26.1 mg. Meanwhile, the U.S. imported 105.7 mg of ethanol, 92.5 mg of which was destined for fuel use. Nearly all of the ethanol imports came from Brazil. Distillers grains exports for the month totaled 600,545 metric tons (mt), up 11% from August. China was again the leading destination.
U.S. ethanol exports in August fell to their lowest level in 22 months, according to government data released yesterday. August exports totaled 50.2 million gallons (mg), down 21% from July and the lowest since November 2010. Exports of denatured ethanol for fuel use totaled 33.2 mg, while undenatured ethanol for fuel use tallied 12.1 mg. Exports of distillers grains also dropped to their lowest volume of the year in August, with 541,639 metric tons (mt) being exported.
An EPRINC report released on Sep. 14 entitled “Ethanol’s Lost Promise” advocates repealing the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The paper suggests removing the RFS could reduce the oil refining sector’s ethanol consumption down to 6.1 billion gallons annually (compared to 12.5 billion gallons in 2011). EPRINC suggests the void left by smaller ethanol supplies could be filled with imported gasoline, increased gasoline yields at the expense of diesel/distillate production, expanding U.S. refining capacity, and other infeasible options. In response to RFA’s reaction to its study, EPRINC tried to defend it with yet more conflicting and misleading statements. Once again, RFA is stepping forward to refute fiction with fact.
U.S. exports of ethanol (denatured and undenatured, non-beverage) totaled 59 million gallons (mg) in June. Year-to-date exports stood at 426.4 mg, implying an annualized total of 852.9 mg; however, anecdotal information suggests ethanol exports dropped off precipitously in July.
Extreme hot and dry weather across much of the Midwest this summer has caused government and private analysts to significantly reduce their projections of the size of the 2012 corn crop. This white paper briefly examines the potential impacts on the RFS and outlook for the ethanol industry.