US ethanol production reached yet another all-time high in December 2009 at 787,000 barrels per day (bpd), according to data from the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). That is an increase of 131,000 bpd from December 2008.
Ethanol demand, as calculated by the Renewable Fuels Association, fell to 750,000 bpd in December. EIA also reports fuel ethanol imports of 504,000 gallons in December.
For calendar year 2009, ethanol production exceeded 10.75 billion gallons US (40.7 billion liters).
December production statistics:
- Fuel ethanol production: 1,025.8 million gallons (787,000 bpd)
- Use: 976.2 million gallons (750,000 bpd)
- Stocks: 701.9 million gallons (22.3-day reserve)
- Exports: 0
- Imports: 0.504 million gallons