US Ethanol Production Up

EIA: Ethanol Production Climbs to 4-Week High, Stocks Build

OAKHURST, N.J. (DTN) -- Domestic ethanol production moved higher for a second week through Oct. 7, the latest Energy Information Administration data show, with stocks of the fuel blendstock edging up 0.9% while blender inputs also ticked higher.

Ethanol production in the United States jumped 43,000 barrels per day (bpd) or 4.8% to a four-week high 932,000 bpd last week, down 9.7% from the same time in 2021. Four-week average production at 894,000 bpd was 68,000 bpd lower than the corresponding four weeks last year.

Midwest ethanol production also continued higher for a second week, up 41,000 bpd to 881,000 bpd.

The data show blending activity rose 8,000 bpd to 904,000 bpd, flat with the same week in 2021.

Refiner and blender net inputs along the East Coast PADD 1 continued lower, down 2,000 bpd to 321,000 bpd last week while up 4,000 bpd in the Midwest PADD 2 to 247,000 bpd, up 1,000 bpd in Gulf Coast PADD 3 to 154,000 bpd as of Oct. 7 and 4,000 bpd higher along the West Coast PADD 5 at 149,000 bpd.

The agency reports overall ethanol stocks in the U.S. added 178,000 barrels (bbl) to 21.863 million bbl last week, 10.6% higher than the same week in 2021.

East Coast ethanol inventory rose 364,000 bbl to 7.324 million bbl, while Midwest stocks eased 80,000 bbl in the week ended Oct. 7 to 7.884 million bbl.

Gulf Coast ethanol inventory continued lower, down 118,000 bbl to 3.548 million bbl while West Coast stocks added 17,000 bbl to 2.770 million bbl.