US spot fuel ethanol prices mixed amid varying demand

Author: Alex Snodgrass


HOUSTON (ICIS)--US spot fuel ethanol prices were mixed this week. Demand rose in areas seeing declines in coronavirus cases but remains subdued in areas where cases are spiking.

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US gasoline sales at the pump have fallen off since 4 July, according to sources. Meanwhile, refiners continue to raise utilisation rates.

Ethanol is used as a gasoline blendstock, in pharmaceuticals, and in food and beverage applications, such as hand sanitizers and vodka.