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U.S. Fuel Ethanol Plant Production Capacity

Release Date:  October 23, 2014   |  Next Release Date: May 2015

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This is the fourth release of U.S. Energy Information Administration data on fuel ethanol production capacity. EIA first reported fuel ethanol production capacities as of January 1, 2011 on November 29, 2011. This new report contains production capacity data for all operating U.S. fuel ethanol production plants as of January 1, 2014.

Detailed nameplate and maximum sustainable capacities of fuel ethanol plants by Petroleum Administration for Defense District (PAD District) are available in XLS.

U.S. Nameplate Fuel Ethanol Plant Production Capacity as of January 1, 2014
PAD District Number of Plants 2014
Nameplate Capacity
2013
Nameplate Capacity
(MMgal/year) (mb/d) (MMgal/year) (mb/d)
PADD 1 3 260 17 360 23
PADD 2 167 12,504 816 12,598 822
PADD 3 5 442 29 419 27
PADD 4 5 190 12 190 12
PADD 5 7 285 19 285 19
U.S. Total 187 13,681 893 13,852 903

Nameplate Capacity:  volume of denatured fuel ethanol that can be produced during a period of 12 months under normal operating conditions

Source: Form EIA-819M Monthly Oxygenate Report