July 28, 2008

May Ethanol Production Climbs Higher

May ethanol production continued it's upward trajectory with an increase to 778,806,000 gallons. Production fell just short of 600,000 barrels per day ending up at 598,000 barrels per day.

May 2008 - 778,806,000 gallons
April 2008 - 708,456,000 gallons
March 2008 - 730,674,000 gallons
February 2008 - 631,050,000 gallons
January 2008 - 664,356,000 gallons
December 2007 - 636,762,000 gallons
November 2007 - 602,592,000 gallons
October 2007 - 588,756,000 gallons

January 2007 - 488,082,000 gallons

Source: - Energy Information Administration


Anonymous said...

Well, if they could increase the milage with the Ethanol, it might be a good thing. But for me, my Dodge goes from 19 mpg with regular unlead to 11 mpg with Ethanol. I can't afford to save money on the gasoline like that!

Michael A. Gregory said...

I assume that you are talking about E85 since what you are claiming is greater than a 40% loss in fuel mileage. And given the fact that I have never seen a legitimate study that have shown losses that high for E85 I am skeptical of your claim.

But it is possible.

My last car was a 2004 Mustang Cobra. I normally got 21 mpg. On one tank though it took 13 gallons to go 190 miles or 14.6 mpg. In both cases on straight gasoline. Why the difference? I had installed some go fast goodies and was driving it in such a way to see what difference the new parts had made on the performance. In other words the difference was the way I drove.

Knowing that driver variables can make such a large difference I always take user testimonials with a grain of salt.

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