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Spot Ethanol Prices Mostly Lower on Output Hike

Spot ethanol prices traded mostly lower during a busy trading session on Wednesday after the Energy Information Administration showed domestic ethanol production rose while blending activity was little changed during the week-ended Aug. 5.

Plant output was up 14,000 bpd to 1.018 million bpd during the week -- the second highest weekly output rate on record, and up 53,000 bpd or 5.5% year-over-year. Refiner and blender inputs of ethanol were down 1,000 bpd to 950,000 bpd.

Prompt delivered ethanol at the Argo supply hub in the Chicago market traded at $1.41 per gallon, down a penny. Chicago ethanol under Rule 11 for this week shipment was talked at $1.385 to $1.40 per gallon, down 1.75 cents. New York Harbor August ethanol barges was valued at $1.485 gallon, down 1.0 cent. Spot prices in Arizona traded 0.5 cents lower at $1.515 per gallon.

Large losses were seen in the compliance market, with 2016 D6 RINs down 9.5 cents to 74.0 cents amid high supply.

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