Ethanol Comprised 12.2% Of All Gas Consumed in MN

  • Tuesday, 05 January 2016 00:00

In 2014, for the second year straight, ethanol consumption in Minnesota comprised 12.2 percent of all motor gasoline consumed, new data from the EIA shows.

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A new report by the EIA says ethanol consumption in Minnesota in 2014 was 7.1 million barrels or 298.53 million gallons while total gasoline usage was at 58.13 million barrels (2.44 billion gallons).

As such, ethanol comprised 12.23 percent of all gasoline consumed in 2014, way above Big Oil's (and the EPA's) fictional blend wall of 10 percent.

Other states with high ethanol consumption in 2014 included California (35.81 million barrels), Texas (30.23 million barrels), New York (12.92 million barrels), Florida (18.48 million barrels), Illinois (11.2 million barrels) and Michigan (10.67 million barrels).

Iowa, the country's largest ethanol producer, consumed 3.8 million barrels in 2014. 

In terms of percentage, there were 21 states where ethanol consumption was over 10 percent total gasoline consumption. These states included Alabama (10.43 percent), California (10.43 percent), District of Columbia (10.44 percent), Illinois (10.33 percent), Mississippi (10.43 percent) and Rhode Island (10.43 percent). 

Ethanol consumption was over 10 percent in all major ethanol producing states - Iowa (10.33 percent), Illinois (10.33 percent), Minnesota (12.23 percent), Indiana (10.19 percent) and South Dakota (10.2 percent) - with the exception for Nebraska which stood at a disappointing 8.6 percent.

Interestingly, Minnesota was the only state that where ethanol consumption breeched 11 percent (let alone 12 percent) of total gasoline consumption.

2014 Ethanol