EIA data outlines production, consumption for first half of 2013

By Erin Voegele | September 30, 2013

The U.S. Energy Information Administration has released new statistics as part of its Monthly Energy Review outlining ethanol production and consumption data through June.

The U.S. ethanol industry produced 1.122 billion gallons of ethanol in June, down slightly from 1.142 billion gallons the prior month. During the first six months of the year, the industry produced 6.419 billion gallons of ethanol. During the same period of last year, the U.S. produced 6.893 billion gallons.

Approximately 1.133 billion gallons of ethanol was consumed in June, down slightly from the 1.155 billion gallons consumed in May. During the first half of the year, the U.S. consumed 6.482 billion gallons of ethanol, up from 6.407 billion gallons during the first six months of last year.

Net imports for June were -170,000 barrels, compared to -535,000 barrels in May. During the first half of 2013, net imports measured -2.801 million barrels, compared to -8.375 million barrels for the same period of 2012.

The EIA’s most recent weekly ethanol plant production statics show that produced averaged 832,000 barrels per day during the week of Sept. 20. Production was down slightly from the 838,000 barrel per day average reported for the week of Sept. 13. Production averaged 809,000 barrels per day during the week of Sept. 21, 2012.