US fuel ethanol stocks drop 1.7% to 17.2m bbl - EIA

29 September 2010 19:41  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US fuel ethanol stocks fell by 1.7% to 17.2m bbl (722m gal) in the week ended 24 September compared with a week earlier, the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) said on Wednesday.

Ethanol production as assessed by the EIA last week averaged 825,000 bbl/day, a drop of nearly 3% from 850,000 bbl/day in the previous week.

The EIA did not provide details on the reduction, but a market source said planned maintenance at a number of US plants could be affecting production of the biofuel.

US ethanol production in September averaged 855,500 bbl/day, up from 854,000 bbl/day in August, according to EIA data.

US weekly ethanol inventories – m bbl (EIA)

24 Sep

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