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Mariuxus

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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 1:35:46 PM

Ethanol futures plunged the most in two weeks as cheaper prices for corn, the worst-performing commodity this year, made it more profitable for distillers to increase output.

The biofuel sank 1.6 percent as corn declined, capping the biggest annual drop since at least 1960, because of a record harvest. The grain is the primary feedstock for ethanol produced in the U.S., with one bushel making at least 2.75 gallons of the fuel alternative.

“With the price of corn going lower, that certainly helps” the ethanol producer, said Matt Janney, a broker at Futures International LLC in Chicago.

Denatured ethanol for January delivery fell 3.1 cents to settle at $1.911 a gallon on the Chicago Board of Trade. Prices dropped 13 percent this year, a third straight annual decline and the biggest sin
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bston
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 11:07:34 PM

Corn doesn't make for good gas.
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TruthMatters
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 8:45:12 PM

OK
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DoctorV
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 2:07:39 PM

Ethanol only averages about %9.2 of a gallon of gas, so big price swings aren't going to affect the price of a gallon of gasoline that much.
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Zeke33
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 12:16:07 PM

If ethanol plunges, we should see it at the pumps? LOL
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peabeax55
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 12:10:24 PM

Maybe the end result will be reduced prices for corn so
cattle and hog farmers can afford to feed their livestock
and actually decrease meat prices at the store.

What a concept.
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JOHNJOEYJOE
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 7:55:13 AM

More corn for cornbread.
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zuess28
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 7:16:53 AM

Glad to see its finally going down in price.Maybe by spring it will be low enough to eat once again.
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dr047
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 7:09:47 AM


Not plunging far enough.
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jrs4125
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 7:09:09 AM

For now.
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VMIJim
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 5:32:54 AM

And the roller coaster ride of fuel prices under Oblamer continues amid all the lies, coverups, scandals, failed economic policies, & gross incompetence. The working class taxpayers will continue to be screwed at the pump, with our utilities, & with our taxes to fund Oblamer's out of control entitlement spending. Stop this madness in Nov 2014!
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leeac
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 3:42:11 AM

Turning food into fuel for vehicles is the dumbest idea ever.
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sickhp
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 9:41:31 PM

Stop using food in our fuel.
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skempton
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 9:40:30 PM

Get rid of ethanol in gas.
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andy1024
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 9:01:09 PM

Remove the EPA mandate and just let ethanol run it's natural courses.
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drpepperTX
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 8:43:41 PM

"It's the fuel cost per mile and ethanol is cheaper. There is a surplus of corn and with the cheaper cost of natural gas, ethanol is cheaper to process."
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WOW! What a norrowminded Eco-imperialist statement!

Wrong on two counts as usual.

There is no "surplus" of corn, only a good crop at the expense of the environment and millions of acres of conservation lands taken out of the program to cover ethanol mandates.

Secondly, there is no savings on cost per mile with the current cost of ethanol as a ratio to mpg.

I think it was teenitup who earlier posted in another article about his back being tired from carrying these liberal deadweights on his back. I wholeheartedly agree!
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Tekkersmom57
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 7:42:46 PM

WHO wants ethanol again? NOT us!!!
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Bugger2008
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 7:22:46 PM

it's not needed!
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WestDriver
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 6:48:15 PM

Take it out of gasoline, all the way. Cut out the devastation to the environment. And the reduction in MPG. And, . . .
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alterman156
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 5:47:16 PM

Take ethanol out of gasoline please.
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xgojim
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 5:40:22 PM

We need more corn flakes and good beef and much less ethanol.
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Zuegma
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 5:38:22 PM

It still exceeds its usefulness.
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kag2010
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 4:57:28 PM

Good.
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rte3tdi
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 4:37:27 PM

Still no bargain ... you don't get as many MPGs with Ethanol (about 30% less). That wipes out a significant amount of the savings.
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evowner
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 4:36:34 PM

It's the fuel cost per mile and ethanol is cheaper. There is a surplus of corn and with the cheaper cost of natural gas, ethanol is cheaper to process.
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pleinyeux
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 4:25:50 PM

We must to stop and stop and stop using ethanol loll
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ooltewah63
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 3:55:45 PM

I would not like ethanol in my fuel at all. It really don't help on fuel economy, but reduces it and makes it worse. Give me 100% gas ethanol free.
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DoctorV
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 3:41:56 PM

Which came first, the chicken or the egg? There's a record corn crop, partially because the weather was good, but more so because corn prices were high due to ethanol demand.
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highdesertman
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 3:34:16 PM

Good that it will reduce gas prices for the blended fuel but bad that we have to live with ethanol in our gas at all.
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Zeke33
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 3:32:50 PM

That means That pump prices should be dropping too, right? LOL

[Edited by: Zeke33 at 1/1/2014 3:32:53 PM EST]
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mastermariner
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 3:06:44 PM

Good
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BUSMAN1105
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 3:04:43 PM

Good news for car owners!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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bar1035
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 3:02:48 PM

5% ethanol would be about right.

Meanwhile you may get cheaper eggs.

Our last bag of chicken feed was 7% cheaper.

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saris2011
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 2:56:16 PM

ok
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egorbcc
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 2:55:54 PM

I'm thankful for gas prices going down for any reason.
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BBF_PFS
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 2:42:32 PM

It is time to make corn even more plentiful by ending ethanol production.
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IronMyShirt
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 2:41:13 PM

Good. Now eliminate it entirely.
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drz614
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 2:33:00 PM

would b nice to see ethanol go away
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velichita
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 2:08:18 PM

Ban ethanol.
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Taxrefugee
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 2:03:21 PM

No food for fuel!
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PathfinderSC
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 1:59:37 PM

There is nothing good about Ethanol for the people, Just a lot of money
for some rich that can not get enough.

[Edited by: PathfinderSC at 1/1/2014 1:59:06 PM EST]
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badbonita
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 1:53:48 PM

Huh, ethanol prices drop and gas prices go up. I know that there is some time delay between 'manufacture/blending' and the fuel at the actual pump.
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PhilMils
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 1:48:34 PM

Although this is good, I'd rather completely do without ethanol.
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nybearhunter
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 1:46:49 PM

NO CORN GAS.
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humblepie
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 1:45:15 PM

now watch the price of algae spike .......................
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drpepperTX
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 1:43:39 PM

My cattle feed bills are dropping some too.

Add to that, the drought having broken down here in Texas, things are looking better this New Year day.
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SiebsWI
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 1:38:35 PM

Will this translate to more economical E85 at the pumps in lieu of the $.15 difference at the pump?
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madison8359
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 1:37:34 PM

The drama will not stop.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 1:36:15 PM

ok
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