US ethanol industry breaks weekly production record

By Erin Voegele | November 28, 2017

The U.S. ethanol industry produced a record-setting 1.074 million barrels per day the week ending Nov. 17, overcoming the previous record of 1.061 million barrels per day set the week ending Jan. 27.

Data published by the U.S. Energy Information Administration shows the U.S. ethanol industry has set new records for weekly ethanol production four times this year, including three new records that were set in January and the current record that was set in mid-November.

In its Short-Term Energy Outlook for November, the EIA predicted that ethanol production will average 1.03 million barrels per day this year, increasing to 1.04 million barrels per day next year.