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Week of July 17 fuel and energy price update

7/19/2017

As of Tuesday, July 18th, the price of regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.19 across Iowa according to AAA. This is the same as last week and $.02 higher than one year ago. The national average on Tuesday was $2.27, up a penny from last week’s price.

Ethanol Profits: Target markets for ethanol export growth

7/14/2017

Export markets to bolster profitability of ethanol.

Week of July 10 fuel and energy price update

7/12/2017

As of Tuesday, July 11th, the price of regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.19 across Iowa according to AAA. This is up $.05 from last week and $.02 lower than one year ago. The national average on Tuesday was $2.26, up $.03 from last week’s price.

Renewable fuel targets for 2018 draw mixed reviews

7/10/2017

The proposed 2018 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) issued last week meets expectations for corn-based ethanol but dealt a setback to biodiesel and cellulosic ethanol

Blazing a new energy frontier

7/3/2017

‘Energy district’ concept keeps money in local communities

Energy districts gain interest across northeast Iowa

7/3/2017

The Winneshiek County Energy Dis­­­trict is gaining followers.

Farmers trim electric costs by harnessing sunshine

7/3/2017

Solar energy powers barns, grain-drying systems and other farm structures

Ethanol passes key milestone at Crossroads

7/3/2017

Iowa’s 100th E15 station strengthens state’s renewable energy position

Questions to answer before signing a wind contract

7/3/2017

Iowa’s growing wind industry offers landowners an opportunity to diversify income, but there are important questions to answer before signing a contract to install wind turbines,

Export surge fuels demand for U.S.-made ethanol

7/3/2017

U.S. ethanol exports jumped 26 percent in 2016, exceeding 1 billion gallons for just the second time in history

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