US ethanol demand, as calculated by the Renewable Fuels Association, continued to exceed production in August. According to RFA calculations, demand was 734,000 bpd in August, up 11% from 661,000 b/d a year ago.
US ethanol production in August was 727,500 barrels per day (b/d), according to data from the US Energy Information Administration (EIA)— an increase of 80,000 b/d from August 2008. EIA also reports fuel ethanol imports of 38.7 million gallons in August.
According to the RFA the US has 630 million gallons of fuel ethanol stocks—about 20.4 days of reserve.