Wed Jan 15, 2014 11:31 AM CST

NEW YORK (DTN) -- Domestic ethanol production tumbled last week while total ethanol inventories slipped 60,000 barrels (bbl) to 16.1 million bbl, according to data issued Wednesday by Energy Information Administration.

EIA showed ethanol production at U.S. plants fell during the week-ended Jan. 10 by 51,000 barrels per day (bpd), or 5.5%, to 868,000 bpd during the week profiled, while up 84,000 bpd, or 10.7%, from a year ago.

This is the first week in three months ethanol production has dropped below 900,000 bpd after plants held output above that level for 11 consecutive weeks. Four-week average production through Jan. ...

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