ETHANOL EXCEEDS BLEND WALL IN MOST OF THE U.S.

ETHANOL EXCEEDS BLEND WALL IN MOST OF THE U.S.


Data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) on Feb. 1 shows that ethanol in the nation’s transportation fuel supply surpassed the hypothetical 10 percent blend wall in 2016. The 10.02 percent nationwide average for the year compares to 9.91 percent in 2015. Minnesota, at 12.4 percent, reported the highest ethanol percentage. Iowa was second at 11.4 percent. Texas, at 10.4 percent, passed the blend wall for the first time. In total, 30 states and the District of Columbia reported ethanol content greater than 10 percent.