(KFEQ)--In a small publication Monday, the US Energy Information Administration stated ethanol production capacity increased slightly in the last year, even with one less ethanol plant operating. It was published in the Today in Energy brief, as seen below.
U.S. fuel ethanol production capacity was 13.9 billion gallons per year (903,000 barrels per day), as of January 1, 2013, according to a report released by EIA on May 20, 2013. The report shows a very slight increase in the total capacity of operating ethanol plants compared to January 1, 2012. A total of 193 ethanol plants were operating as of January 1, 2013, compared to 194 plants operating a year earlier. Most fuel ethanol production capacity, about 91%, is located in PADD 2.
Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, U.S. Fuel Ethanol Plant Production Capacity.