U.S. Ethanol Production at a 15 Week Low

first_img SHARE According to EIA data analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association, ethanol production averaged 1.036 million barrels per day (b/d)—or 43.51 million gallons daily. Output thinned by 15,000 b/d, settling 1.4% under the prior week. The four-week average for ethanol production receded to a 15-week low of 1.048 million b/d for an annualized rate of 16.07 billion gallons. Stocks of ethanol eased to 22.6 million barrels. That is a 0.4% decrease and an 8-week low.There were zero ethanol imports recorded for the third consecutive week. (Weekly export data for ethanol is not reported simultaneously; the latest export data is as of July 2018.)Average weekly gasoline demand dropped for the fourth straight week, plummeting 5.7% to 8.987 million barrels (377.5 million gallons) daily. This is equivalent to 137.77 billion gallons annualized and the lowest consumption in 16 weeks (the start of summer driving season). Refiner/blender input of ethanol likewise shrank to the lowest use in 16 weeks, contracting 2.9% to 901,000 b/d. That is equivalent to 13.81 billion gallons annualized.Expressed as a percentage of daily gasoline demand, daily ethanol production lifted to a 7-week high of 11.53%.Source: RFA Home Energy U.S. Ethanol Production at a 15 Week Low By Gary Truitt – Sep 26, 2018 U.S. Ethanol Production at a 15 Week Low Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleAdministration Keeps Looking for Trade Wins on the HAT Wednesday Morning EditionNext article“Red” to Return to the Indiana Farm Equipment and Technology Expo Gary Truittlast_img read more

NHS worker starts bakery from home

first_imgLeicestershire-based baker Ian Waterland has appeared on ITV as he used to work for the NHS before deciding to set up a bakery from home.Waterland appeared on ITV Central last night (15 November) to talk about his dramatic career change.He spent 20 years working for the NHS in Mental Health Services before quitting his job two years ago and setting up a small artisan bakery in part of his home in the Charnwood Forest in Leicestershire.As part of his ITV appearance, Waterland said: “It was a leap of faith, but I’m very lucky that my wife has supported me to go through that change of career. It was a big decision, we have a 10-year-old as well, so it really was a big decision.“But you only get one go at it don’t you, and she was really supportive and said if it’s something you really want to do – go and do it.”Waterland now sells 200 of his home-baked loaves of bread a week from his van in villages in Charnwood, and says he has no regrets about his change of career.Photo credit: ITV News Centrallast_img read more

Alex Neil optimistic Dieumerci Mbokani will excel for Norwich in 2016

first_img Press Association Alex Neil expects Dieumerci Mbokani to impress throughout the second half of the season after the DR Congo striker scored in Norwich’s 2-0 Premier League defeat of Aston Villa. “But I’ve got some ideas, and players, who hopefully could still believe that we can improve, and I can tell you that Aston Villa is still an attractive club for some players. “What we showed in the last two games was not as bad as the results were. I’m still believing that we can still win. Of course, you can imagine how disappointed everybody is in the dressing room, but then we are all together and will stay all together to try to win the next one. “I can tell you that the players after the game were really disappointed, especially because the last two games gave us some hope over what we can do. “(At Norwich) we didn’t (win), but we have to cope with that. We’re still working, we have nothing else to do.” “He’s been a bit unfortunate, the fact that he’s played some difficult matches. But he’s more than capable of being a real handful for us, and I thought it was the perfect game for him. “He came in and did more than I could ask for, so I’m really, really chuffed for him. “He’ll be a real force for us in the second half of the season, he’s got three goals for us in six starts, which is a really good return, and if he continues to play like he did, he’ll do fine. “I still think we need to strengthen the squad, we need to help the squad as much as we can. If we can strengthen in certain areas, it’ll give us the best chance in the second half of the season. “We’ll certainly be active in the window, and hopefully successful.” Norwich’s victory also took struggling Villa closer to what seems an inevitable relegation. They are yet to win since Remi Garde’s appointment at the start of November – their last league victory came at Bournemouth on the opening day of the season – and the manager knows their plight could prevent him attracting the signings he requires. “Of course, we are not the most attractive club at the moment in the Premier League,” he said. Mbokani was among four changes to Neil’s team, having replaced the established Cameron Jerome, and after being a consistent physical threat to Villa’s struggling defence, he headed their second goal in the 87th minute. Neil also revealed he expects to strengthen his squad in the January transfer window, and it is perhaps only a consistent goalscorer he requires to lead his team to survival, but asked of Mbokani’s strong performance, he replied: “He’s capable of doing that. last_img read more