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U.S. Fuel Ethanol Plant Production Capacity

Release Date:  July 30, 2018   |   Next Release Date: July 2019

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The U.S. Energy Information Administration released its annual fuel ethanol production capacity report. The new report contains data for all operating U.S. fuel ethanol production plants as of January 1, 2018.

Detailed nameplate capacity of fuel ethanol plants by Petroleum Administration for Defense District (PADD District) are available in XLS.

U.S. Nameplate Fuel Ethanol Plant Production Capacity as of January 1, 2018
PAD District Number of Plants 2018
Nameplate Capacity
2017 (Revised)
Nameplate Capacity
(MMgal/year) (mb/d) (MMgal/year) (mb/d)
PADD 1 7 529 35 507 33
PADD 2 176 14,822 967 14,150 923
PADD 3 5 449 29 439 29
PADD 4 5 203 13 203 13
PADD 5 7 285 19 285 19
U.S. Total 200 16,288 1,063 15,584 1,017

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

Source: Form EIA-819 Monthly Oxygenate Report