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George Orwel DTN Energy Reporter

Tuesday 02/04/14

Spot Ethanol Prices Advance on Tight Supply

U.S. spot ethanol prices moved mostly higher in early afternoon trade on short covering spurred by concerns over tightening supply and gains for Chicago Mercantile Exchange corn futures, with corn futures boosted by strong export demand.

Prompt Argo ethanol edged up 1.0 cent to $1.89 per gallon while prompt ethanol in the New York Harbor delivered by barge was seen at a $2.17 to $2.20 per gallon bid/ask, up 2.5 cents on the day.

Traders await ethanol inventory data due out Wednesday that's expected to show a drawdown in U.S. inventories, driven largely by lower domestic production.

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Posted at 1:22PM CST 02/04/14 by George Orwel
Comments (6)
Goodness ! Did a plant shutdown overnight somewhere? Do you people actually get paid for reporting things on this blog?
Posted by GWL 61 at 2:37PM CST 02/04/14
Anybody upset over $97 crude oil, $4 diesel fuel, and $5.20 propane?
Posted by Roger Cooper at 7:44PM CST 02/04/14
You do realize that ethanol won't cheapen up any of those prices?
Posted by GWL 61 at 4:18PM CST 02/05/14
What do you replace about 13-14B gal. of ethanol with that will cheapen any crude oil product? And where are you going to refine that much additional crude in the U.S? You will need more crude and pay more for refined gasoline, diesel, propane, and a host of products made from crude.
Posted by Roger Cooper at 4:41PM CST 02/05/14
Lobby for more fuel efficient engines for one! My theory is your gonna pay at the pump or the grocery store and or probably both.....ethanol won't stop the bleeding of the American consumers pocket book regardless.
Posted by GWL 61 at 4:58PM CST 02/05/14
GWL, you need to remember ethanol's cheap octane and clean air values---really helps dirty gasoline come up to "good enough".
Posted by Martin Tjossem at 8:42AM CST 02/06/14
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