US ethanol production sets new weekly record

By Erin Voegele | December 14, 2016

The U.S. ethanol industry set a new production record the week ending Dec. 9, with production reaching an average of 1.04 million barrels per day, according to information published by the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

The U.S. ethanol has repeatedly broken records for ethanol production in 2016. The previous record was set the week ending July 15, when production averaged 1.029 million barrels per day. That record was tied the week ending Aug. 12, when production again averaged 1.029 million barrels per day.

The U.S. ethanol industry has surpassed the 1 million barrel per day mark only 21 times, all since November 2015. Prior to November 2015, the ethanol production record sat at 994,000 barrels per day, which was set the week of June 19, 2015.

Additional data is available on the EIA website