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Crude Oil Pressures Ethanol
Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter
Wed Aug 26, 2015 04:49 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- It has become the question of the day for U.S. ethanol producers: What happens to the industry if crude oil prices continue to tumble?

Crude oil prices fell below $39 a barrel Monday for the first time since 2009, just ahead of the end-of-the-summer driving season and expected lower demand for gasoline to come.

Though the price of crude oil is one of many factors ethanol producers watch -- along with the price of corn and other feedstocks -- to produce ethanol, a major impetus for the passage of the Renewable Fuel Standard in 2005 and an ...

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