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Ethanol Margins Squeezed Amid Regulatory Uncertainty

Ethanol production ended May at a pace of 1.044 million barrels per day (bpd), which was the lowest level in a month after the buildup for the summer driving season. However, it also left stocks at their second highest level on record for that month. Crude oil stocks increased early in May and then saw a big draw during the third week before growing again at the end. Gasoline stocks were up at the end of May as well. Corn prices last month were generally bullish to ethanol spot prices. However, margins remained squeezed on the higher corn prices and generally softening co-product prices. In April, DDGS exports were down at about 92 percent of the volume shipped during the same month last year. The market is still awaiting a legal chal...

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