Biofuels: Why Are Ethanol Prices So Low?

🕔Feb 15, 2019The U.S. ethanol industry was rocked by low prices in 2018, especially in the second half of the year when prices reached their lowest levels in over a decade (Figure […]

Ethanol Net Margins Improving – DTN

🕔May 23, 2018Though ethanol margins continue to erode in the third week of May, one certified public accountant who works with a group of ethanol plants in Kansas said there are signs […]

Ethanol Retains Position as Low Cost Octane Enhancer

🕔Feb 4, 2016In the farmdoc daily article of January 13, 2016 we chronicled the recent sharp decline in crude oil and gasoline prices that has resulted in the “upside-down” relationship of ethanol […]

Ethanol Remains Competitive as Gasoline Blend Despite Price

🕔Jan 30, 2015The sharp decline in gasoline prices beginning in the summer of 2014 and the persistence of relatively high ethanol prices (Figure 1) has raised questions about the competitiveness of ethanol […]

Keith Good: Ethanol Prices Slowing the Plunge in Gasoline Prices

🕔Jan 8, 2015Biofuels Bloomberg writer Mario Parker reported yesterday that, “The biggest plunge in U.S. gasoline prices since 2008 is slowing as higher ethanol boosts the cost to make the motor fuel. “Ethanol futures surpassed gasoline […]

Ethanol: Production Profits Dim as Gasoline Prices Plummet

🕔Dec 11, 2014The magnitude of the decline in crude oil and gasoline prices has taken nearly everyone by surprise. NYMEX nearby crude oil futures this week touched $60 per barrel, almost $50 […]

Lower Gas Prices Likely to Have Little Effect on Corn, Ethanol Demand

🕔Dec 5, 2014In a recent farmdocDaily article, we initiated a discussion of whether the decline in gasoline prices had been large enough to threaten the competiveness of ethanol in gasoline blends. We […]

Ethanol’s Competitiveness Threatened by Fall in Gasoline Prices

🕔Nov 13, 2014Wholesale (CBOB) gasoline prices in the U.S. have declined by about a dollar per gallon, or one-third, since June (see Figure 1). The CBOB price last week was $2.11 per […]

Keith Good: Ethanol Prices Plunge to 4-Year Lows as Demand Wanes

🕔Oct 3, 2014Biofuels Jesse Newman reported in today’s Wall Street Journal that, “A spike in supplies has sent U.S. ethanol prices tumbling to four-year lows and curbed profits for an industry that had […]

Ethanol: Why Are Prices and Production Profits So High?

🕔Jun 11, 2014The ethanol production industry is in the midst of a long “winning streak” in terms of profits.  The current run of historically high profits began in March 2013 and was […]

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