Smaller crop, same ethanol production?
The declining state of this year’s corn crop has prompted new calls for elimination, or at least a modification, of the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS), which currently mandates 15.2 billion gallons of renewable fuels going into the nation’s fuel supply this year, most of that from corn. Congressman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., who serves as vice chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, introduced a bill that would allow flexibility in the RFS based on corn supplies. FULL STORY »
Developments in U.S. ethanol exports
After transitioning from a net importer of ethanol to a net exporter during 2010, the United States exported record levels of ethanol through the end of 2011 and looks to be on track to continue exporting significant volumes during 2012. FULL STORY »
Has ethanol lost its license to drive corn market?
In the initial depths of the recession, agriculture was performing well, thanks to the demand for grain, and in particular for corn because of the demand for ethanol. FULL STORY »
Brent slips below $108 on euro zone worries, dollar
Brent crude oil slipped below $108 a barrel on Monday as investors worried a European deal on closer fiscal union would not solve its debt crisis and might deepen a regional slowdown. FULL STORY »
Oil rises above $109, Iran in focus
Oil rose above $109 a barrel on Friday as rising tension over major oil exporter Iran and a report showing the U.S. economy created more jobs countered concern about the euro zone debt crisis. FULL STORY »
Oil price above $100 on international banking plan
The price of oil on Wednesday finished trading above $100 for the first time in two weeks, as the U.S. and other countries made it easier for banks to lend money and keep the global economy growing. FULL STORY »
Ethanol debate rages on
Livestock farmers are demanding a change in the nation's ethanol policy, claiming current rules could lead to spikes in meat prices and even shortages at supermarkets if corn growers have a bad year. FULL STORY »
Oil below $97 on fears about EU debts, US deficit
Oil prices fell below $97 a barrel Monday, echoing a decline in global equities on persistent concerns about the European debt crisis and floundering efforts to cut the U.S. deficit. FULL STORY »
Oil falls nearly 4 percent on profit taking
Oil prices tumbled Thursday, with U.S. crude dropping 4 percent as investors booked profits a day after a surge to five-month highs tested key technical levels. FULL STORY »
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