Ethanol Blog
Rick Kment DTN Analyst
Wed May 8, 2013 04:21 PM CDT

Ethanol inventory levels across the country continue to erode based on firming demand and lower production. Total ethanol stocks fell an additional 8.4 million gallons in the first week of May. This is a 1.5% drop from the week previous. Total ethanol inventory levels are 21% lower than year-ago levels, listed at 705.6 million gallons.

The fact that overall stocks are falling at a pretty steady pace, at the time when overall demand for product is starting to build, could create additional tightness through the market. Ethanol prices responded by increasing 1 to 2 cents per gallon on Wednesday.

But ...

Quick View
  • Is Your Burndown Working? A cool, wet spring and the spread of herbicide-resistant weeds mean farmers should take the extra...
  • Gains on Covers It took Jerry Doan several years and a lot of trials, but the North Dakota beef producer has lear...
  • Side-by-Sides and Cool Helmets Side-by-side manufactures continue to roll out new machines and machine updates. Here are two more.
  • Stress Test for Borrowers Farm finances rate an "A" now, but economists debate if that's good enough to handle a major corr...
  • Senators Question EPA A group of U.S. senators Wednesday told President Barack Obama that his administration has not fo...
  • Climate Work Ahead at USDA Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack spoke about GOP complaints regarding the Obama administration's work wit...
  • Full-Circle Farming Bill Couser sees farming as a full circle. If it comes off the farm, it can go back into the farm.
  • Making the Grade What if corn isn't cheap the next five years? Fickle price projections can sway farm bill choices.
  • Ask the Vet What's my best bet for fly control?
Related News Stories
Biodiesel Advocates Fight Back
Cellulosic Under Construction
Indiana Biodiesel Producer Charged