U.S. ethanol producers continue to set new production records.
According to the Energy Information Administration (EIA), American ethanol facilities produced 728,000 barrels per day in July 2009. That is up 114,000 barrels from a year ago. EIA also reports fuel ethanol imports of 42.4 million gallons in July.
Ethanol demand, as calculated by the Renewable Fuels Association, continues to outpace production. According to RFA calculations, demand was 748,000 b/d in July, up from 635,000 b/d a year ago.