No EIA Reports due to Funding Lapse

Cindy Zimmerman

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) is shutdown due to the shutdown.

eiaAs a result of the lapse in appropriations for the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the website and our social media channels will not be updated after 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday, October 11, 2013. Transactions submitted via the website might not be processed until appropriations are enacted; databases might not be available; and we will not be able to respond to inquiries.

That means the release of all reports and data will cease until further notice. The last ethanol production data were released by EIA on October 4. For that week, ethanol production averaged 868,000 barrels per day (b/d) — or 36.46 million gallons daily. That is down 7,000 from the week before. The four-week average for ethanol production stood at 853,000 b/d for an annualized rate of 13.08 billion gallons. Stocks of ethanol stood at 15.4 million barrels. That is a 0.8% decrease from last week, and the lowest of the year.

There were no imports of ethanol that week, compared to the same week in 2012 when imports set a record of 122,000 b/d. Ethanol export data for August is unavailable due to the government shutdown.

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