Not Logged In Log In   Sign Up   Points Leaders
Follow Us    8:57 AM

GasBuddy News Article

46
votes
Pacific's Koehler Explains why Ethanol Margins Better Now

DTN News -- [Koehler] said ethanol supply is tight, especially along the West Coast, in part because of a lack of railcars to move the product from the Midwest.

...the railcar market is tight because railroad and other railcar operators are finding it more profitable to lease cars to producers of Bakken crude in North Dakota rather than ethanol producers.

"The fleet is tight, especially in the West Coast," he said. "If you are a producer of ethanol, you can't produce more because you won't be able to just go out and lease a railcar within Chicago...There aren't available railcars, though you can use trucks to move the products around the Midwest."

Koehler said right now it costs about $4,000 per month to lease a railcar that carries 29,000 gallons of ethanol, which translates to about 14 cts per g


Read the Full Article

Submitted May 12, 2013 By: DoctorV
Category: Daily News Article Discussions > Topics Add to favorite topics  
Author Topic: Pacific's Koehler Explains why Ethanol Margins Better Now Back to Topics
REPLIES (newest first) Post a Reply
DanMtz
Champion Author Oakland

Posts:6,738
Points:2,055,615
Joined:Oct 2009
Message Posted: May 13, 2013 7:52:25 PM

Sounds like a short-term phenomenon.
scubadaniel
Champion Author Dayton

Posts:4,664
Points:1,511,320
Joined:Jan 2011
Message Posted: May 13, 2013 7:08:11 PM

Stop the maddness!
dr047
Champion Author Cleveland

Posts:5,702
Points:1,265,115
Joined:Aug 2010
Message Posted: May 13, 2013 6:31:34 AM


Fear Not - Politicians know more about the workings of the internal combustion engine than do automakers!
tomok
Champion Author Portland

Posts:46,798
Points:3,172,985
Joined:Aug 2006
Message Posted: May 13, 2013 2:51:10 AM

Pacific's Koehler Explains why Ethanol Margins Better Now. Ethanol supply is tight, the railroad and other railcar operators are finding it more profitable to lease cars to producers of Bakken crude in North Dakota rather than ethanol producers. Transport more Bakken crude oil so less ethanol is produced. Great! More of the same!
No fuel from Food! Ethanol added to gasoline is Not good.
E-0, E Free is the only 100% gasoline I want and need!
Drive vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
Bttlecat
Champion Author Oklahoma City

Posts:3,079
Points:679,200
Joined:Jan 2013
Message Posted: May 13, 2013 2:00:27 AM

how long have we been told not to mix alcohol and gasoline? Now the fed is forcing us to do so.
bearzz
Champion Author California

Posts:4,744
Points:1,208,755
Joined:Mar 2011
Message Posted: May 13, 2013 1:12:33 AM

Meh . . . no ethanol in my vehicle.
abk
Champion Author Utah

Posts:4,080
Points:1,402,700
Joined:Jan 2010
Message Posted: May 13, 2013 12:28:10 AM

And this is bad? Corn shouldn't be in fuel form anyway.
DeserTBoB
Champion Author California

Posts:1,757
Points:294,545
Joined:Aug 2012
Message Posted: May 13, 2013 12:25:20 AM

No, that's not the whole story. UTLX and GATX are also at fault for not ramping up tank car production to keep up with demand, while UP is refusing to handle crude OR ethanol on their rails. THis is what happens when you get deregulation, as we got with the RRs in 1980 with Staggers...they couldn't care less about the national interest, only their own agenda.
Dragnet
Champion Author Arizona

Posts:18,931
Points:3,691,255
Joined:Jul 2004
Message Posted: May 13, 2013 12:24:26 AM

Ancient
pv2004
Champion Author Connecticut

Posts:1,270
Points:946,560
Joined:Jun 2004
Message Posted: May 13, 2013 12:23:23 AM

old
SHEP20715
Champion Author Maryland

Posts:11,969
Points:2,525,765
Joined:Nov 2007
Message Posted: May 13, 2013 12:22:10 AM

We need more sources of non-food alternative energy
NatureBoyKY
Champion Author Kentucky

Posts:3,783
Points:1,416,060
Joined:Jan 2008
Message Posted: May 13, 2013 12:20:29 AM

Screw profits. Eventually the common good must come in to play.
UpSol7
Champion Author Augusta

Posts:2,460
Points:1,456,000
Joined:Sep 2008
Message Posted: May 13, 2013 12:19:34 AM

ethanol is just not a good idea
gass12
Champion Author Omaha

Posts:11,624
Points:3,108,710
Joined:Oct 2005
Message Posted: May 13, 2013 12:19:19 AM

Tough.
MikLamb
Champion Author Texas

Posts:11,374
Points:2,985,450
Joined:Jun 2006
Message Posted: May 13, 2013 12:18:35 AM

Ugh, just stupid.
bobcatfan
Champion Author Kentucky

Posts:4,184
Points:1,373,785
Joined:Apr 2011
Message Posted: May 13, 2013 12:13:57 AM

Another reason to stop adding ethanol to gasoline.
Zonk
Champion Author Michigan

Posts:9,828
Points:2,905,650
Joined:Oct 2005
Message Posted: May 13, 2013 12:13:32 AM

I don't want any ethanol mixed with gas.
oldred11
Champion Author Indianapolis

Posts:4,829
Points:1,539,995
Joined:Mar 2011
Message Posted: May 13, 2013 12:13:28 AM

Just be glad we are not in Brazil where they have gone back to E25. . .
mfeldstein
Champion Author Ottawa

Posts:11,419
Points:2,713,510
Joined:Feb 2007
Message Posted: May 13, 2013 12:12:59 AM

Along with fracking, ban ethanol in gas tanks.
10k
Champion Author North Carolina

Posts:25,806
Points:3,064,100
Joined:May 2006
Message Posted: May 13, 2013 12:12:51 AM

ethanol is word that should never have been created, cause there is no reason whatsoever for it to exist..
madison8359
Champion Author Cleveland

Posts:18,101
Points:2,428,880
Joined:Apr 2008
Message Posted: May 13, 2013 12:12:44 AM

Good to know.
mlmeng
Champion Author Michigan

Posts:5,020
Points:1,410,115
Joined:Mar 2011
Message Posted: May 13, 2013 12:11:51 AM

Tsunamiron wrote "Ethanol destroys cars and reduces fuel efficiency. "

Bingo!
obimerrill
Champion Author Cincinnati

Posts:4,824
Points:1,125,915
Joined:Jul 2012
Message Posted: May 13, 2013 12:09:42 AM

Get it out of gas and on to our plates!
boatmen
Champion Author New York

Posts:5,795
Points:1,317,415
Joined:Jan 2011
Message Posted: May 13, 2013 12:09:20 AM

old no food for fuel
yyc2yow
Champion Author Ottawa

Posts:1,043
Points:690,575
Joined:Dec 2009
Message Posted: May 13, 2013 12:08:53 AM

for food
mcmonsta
Champion Author Honolulu

Posts:6,319
Points:1,636,775
Joined:Sep 2009
Message Posted: May 13, 2013 12:08:35 AM

just produce real gas ...problem solved...right?
Tsunamiron
Champion Author Jacksonville

Posts:4,686
Points:1,360,450
Joined:Mar 2011
Message Posted: May 13, 2013 12:05:22 AM

Ethanol destroys cars and reduces fuel efficiency.
rahcat
Champion Author Grand Rapids

Posts:6,130
Points:1,500,225
Joined:Jan 2010
Message Posted: May 13, 2013 12:04:37 AM

Old News
PrinceLH
Champion Author Ontario

Posts:6,099
Points:1,351,320
Joined:Jun 2011
Message Posted: May 13, 2013 12:04:11 AM

It's crap and a money grab!
jrschl
Champion Author Louisville

Posts:6,349
Points:1,493,115
Joined:Jun 2011
Message Posted: May 13, 2013 12:03:35 AM

Just do away with it. Feed it to the animals.
jackson661
Champion Author Columbus

Posts:5,664
Points:2,211,320
Joined:May 2006
Message Posted: May 13, 2013 12:03:14 AM

How will this effect gasoline good or bad?
esquared
Champion Author Oklahoma City

Posts:10,497
Points:2,600,790
Joined:Jan 2006
Message Posted: May 12, 2013 11:59:55 PM

Can't be the excuse for raising the pump prices in Okieville!
tstoney
Champion Author Ogden

Posts:1,755
Points:1,062,190
Joined:Feb 2011
Message Posted: May 12, 2013 11:59:33 PM

Don't need or want ethanol anyway.
RBob
Champion Author Portland

Posts:5,338
Points:3,079,730
Joined:May 2004
Message Posted: May 12, 2013 11:58:46 PM

First I have heard of such a shortage on the west coast. This morning they announced the significant price increases were due to fall down of refined product in storage, but then why have they reduced production...and crude supply has gone up? I think the whole issue is called manipulation and price fixing.
badharley
Champion Author Tampa

Posts:2,830
Points:1,119,415
Joined:Jul 2010
Message Posted: May 12, 2013 11:58:41 PM

Well cut out ethanol.
snky2k
Champion Author Indianapolis

Posts:3,674
Points:1,080,920
Joined:Mar 2012
Message Posted: May 12, 2013 11:58:08 PM

BAN ethanol!
BBHybrid
Champion Author Pittsburgh

Posts:6,530
Points:1,310,075
Joined:Aug 2008
Message Posted: May 12, 2013 11:56:54 PM

ethanol is not the answer
blazerbob91
Champion Author Milwaukee

Posts:7,104
Points:2,650,895
Joined:Aug 2005
Message Posted: May 12, 2013 11:56:10 PM

The ethanol industry isn't getting all the subsidies they got used to so they have make up artificial shortages.
bcok
Champion Author Los Angeles

Posts:3,381
Points:2,096,130
Joined:Oct 2005
Message Posted: May 12, 2013 11:55:46 PM

ok
jrsva
Champion Author Virginia

Posts:13,440
Points:2,423,050
Joined:Jan 2006
Message Posted: May 12, 2013 11:53:56 PM


Too bad the ethanol shortage is not nationwide. Maybe those producers will have to sit around and drink their product . . . .
ican2step
Champion Author Pittsburgh

Posts:4,888
Points:1,214,625
Joined:Feb 2012
Message Posted: May 12, 2013 11:53:26 PM

ok
RedskinGas
Champion Author Tennessee

Posts:3,884
Points:1,570,635
Joined:Jun 2006
Message Posted: May 12, 2013 11:50:42 PM

No food for fuel!!!!!
bill294
Champion Author Chicago

Posts:1,116
Points:1,087,700
Joined:Mar 2012
Message Posted: May 12, 2013 11:46:00 PM

Free us from ethanol
bell013
All-Star Author Atlanta

Posts:526
Points:100,275
Joined:Feb 2013
Message Posted: May 12, 2013 11:45:18 PM

Go away Ethanol
Canucktree
Champion Author Alberta

Posts:7,711
Points:1,775,770
Joined:Dec 2008
Message Posted: May 12, 2013 11:42:09 PM

We'll see overall.
rawdog1313
Champion Author Lexington

Posts:4,878
Points:2,063,495
Joined:May 2008
Message Posted: May 12, 2013 11:40:39 PM

OK........
357revo
Champion Author Pittsburgh

Posts:22,321
Points:3,218,560
Joined:Sep 2006
Message Posted: May 12, 2013 11:39:20 PM

Dump ethanol mandates.
0to60in6
All-Star Author Idaho

Posts:867
Points:996,415
Joined:Jun 2012
Message Posted: May 12, 2013 11:38:26 PM

Supplies are not tight enough.
gilfarm
Champion Author Alabama

Posts:10,118
Points:2,763,395
Joined:Sep 2005
Message Posted: May 12, 2013 11:37:52 PM

Tried of being forced to use it!
NemoIL
Champion Author Illinois

Posts:5,894
Points:2,046,745
Joined:Aug 2008
Message Posted: May 12, 2013 11:36:56 PM

Ethanol is a bad fuel that damages engines.
Discovery02
Champion Author Colorado Springs

Posts:8,895
Points:1,090,520
Joined:May 2012
Message Posted: May 12, 2013 11:30:30 PM

Need to stop using Ethanol now.
Post a reply Back to Topics