US ethanol exports on record pace after strong 2016

U.S. net exports of ethanol reached 838 million gallons, the second highest level ever, exceeded only in 2011. Shipments exceeded 1 billion gallons and imports totaled 215 million gallons. 2017 exports could set a record, projected at 1.46 billion.
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Record February warmth brings unprecedented winter storage build

Commodity report: Historically low usage by the residential and commercial sectors, combined with lackluster demand from industry and power generators, resulted in the first net increase in natural gas inventories ever seen in February.
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WASDE: Corn use for ethanol up; Global projections increase

March supply-demand report boosts corn use for ethanol by 50 million bushels, offset by lower feed and residual use, resulting in no change to ending stocks projections.
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Anticipated summer demand shifts focus in ethanol, RBOB markets

Commodity report: There is growing uncertainty over whether expected upcoming buyer support will be able to offset the growth in overall supplies. Crude oil supplies remain the center of this "watch party."
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Daschle speaks at Siouxland Ethanol annual meeting

Nebraska ethanol producer reports successful year at annual meeting. Keynote speaker Sen.Tom Daschle hopeful that 2017 will be a year of transformational change for the ethanol industry.
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Soft prices, strong dollar affect DDGS markets

Commodity report: DDGS production has been strong, and the world has an ample supply of grains. As a result, new distillers trades that are happening are not moving the market as much as earlier.
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IRFA celebrates 100th E15 fueling site opening

Wessels Oil Co. has been offering E85, E20, E30 and B5 at its six stores in Iowa since 2014. Crossroads Convenience Store in Spencer, Iowa, is its first location to offer E15.
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As planting begins, talk suggests lower corn acres

Commodity report: In advance of the first planting intention report on March 31, Ag Forum projections put corn acreage at 90 million acres, down from 94 million acres planted in 2016 as projections for soybean plantings jumped to 88 million acres.
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Aemetis reports improved financial, operational performance

Operating a 60 MMgy corn and sorghum ethanol plant in Keyes, California, the producer reported revenues of $143 million for 2016. Its financial and operational performance improved significantly, due to higher ethanol prices and lower corn costs.
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Governors ask Trump to support biofuels industry

Governors from Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota ask Trump administration to remove barriers to higher ethanol blend use, enforce the RFS and update biofuels' lifecycle and emissions profiles.
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