US ethanol production sets new weekly record
US ethanol production sets new weekly recordU.S. Energy Information Administration
The U.S. ethanol industry set a new weekly ethanol production record the week ending July 15, with production reaching an average of 1.029 million barrels per day, according to information published by the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The previous record was set approximately one month earlier, when production averaged 1.013 million barrels per day the week ending June 10.
The U.S. ethanol industry has surpassed the 1 million barrel per day mark only eight times, all within the past year. . The first was the previous recording-setting week of Nov. 20, 2015. Less than a month later, during the week ending Dec. 11, 2015, production reached an average of 1 million gallons per day. During the week ending Jan 8, 2016, production again topped the 1 million barrels per day mark, reaching 1.003 million barrels per day. The week ending June 3, production reached near-record levels of 1.006 million barrels per day. The following week, which ended June 10, production reached an average of 1.013 million barrels per day, and again reached 1.003 barrels per day the week ending June 24. The week ending July 8, production again surpassed the 1 million barrel per day mark, reaching an average of 1.004 barrels per day.
Prior to November 2015, the ethanol production record sat at 994,000 barrels per day, which was set the week of June 19, 2015. New records were also repeatedly set in 2014. The week of June 13, 2014, the U.S. produced 972,000 barrels per day of ethanol, breaking a production record set several years earlier in late 2011. The week of Nov. 21, 2014 the record was again broken with 982,000 barrels per day of ethanol production. In December 2014, new records were set three consecutive weeks in a row, with average daily production of 988,000 barrels per day the week of Dec. 5, 2014; 990,000 barrels per day the week of Dec. 12, 2014; and 992,000 barrels per day the week of Dec. 19, 2014. The week of June 5, 2015, the industry tied the 992,000 barrels per day record.
Additional weekly ethanol production data can be found on the EIA website.