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Corn+Soybean Digest

July 2009 Ethanol Production: 728,000 Barrels/Day

U.S. ethanol producers continue setting new records for production, as demand for renewable alternatives to gasoline grows. According to the Energy Information Administration (EIA), American ethanol facilities produced 728,000 barrels/day in July 2009. That is up 114,000 barrels/day from a year ago.

Ethanol demand, as calculated by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), continues to outpace production. According to RFA calculations, demand was 748,000 barrels/day in July, up from 635,000 b/d a year ago.

EIA also reports fuel ethanol imports of 42.4 million gallons in July.

The RFA released the following statistics:

July 2009 Statistics (mg = million gallons; b/d = barrels per day)
Fuel ethanol production: 948.2 mg; 728,000 b/d

Fuel ethanol use: 974.2 mg; 748,000 b/d

Fuel ethanol stocks: 600.3 mg; 19.1 days of reserve

Fuel ethanol exports: 0.0 mg
Fuel ethanol imports: 42.4 mg

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