US ethanol production breaks record for third consecutive week

By Erin Voegele | January 19, 2017

The U.S. ethanol industry has broken production records for three consecutive weeks. Production reached a new record the week ending Jan. 13, averaging 1.054 million barrels per day, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The previous record, set the week ending Jan. 6, was at 1.049 million barrels per day. That record replaced the one set the week ending Dec. 30, when production reached 1.043 million barrels per day. 

The U.S. ethanol repeatedly broke records for ethanol production last year. Prior to Dec. 30, the record was set the week ending Dec. 9, when production averaged 1.04 million barrels per day.

The U.S. ethanol industry has surpassed the 1 million barrel per day mark only 26 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.