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Week of November 20 fuel and energy price update

11/22/2017

As of Tuesday, November 21st, the price of regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.51 across Iowa according to AAA. This is down $.02 from last week and $.46 higher than one year ago. The national average on Tuesday was $2.53, down $.03 from last week’s price.

Record raised at "Pink At Pump" E15 effort

11/20/2017

The second annual “Pink at the Pump” campaign raised a record $11,500 for breast cancer awareness and research. In the campaign, sponsored by the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA), retailers donated three cents for every gallon of E15 sold during October to the National Breast Cancer Foundation and the Hormel Institute.

Week of November 6 fuel and energy price update

11/20/2017

As of Tuesday, November 7th, the price of regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.53 across Iowa according to AAA. This is up $.07 from last week and $.40 higher than one year ago. The national average on Tuesday was $2.55, up $.07 from last week’s price.

Week of November 13 fuel and energy price update

11/20/2017

As of Tuesday, November 14th, the price of regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.53 across Iowa according to AAA. This is the same price as last week and $.45 higher than one year ago. The national average on Tuesday was $2.56, up a penny from last week’s price.

China’s Announced 10 Percent Ethanol-Gasoline Blending Rate: Opportunities for U.S. Corn Exports?

11/16/2017

China’s plans to increase the ethanol gasoline blending rate to 10 percent nationally by 2020.

DuPont closes Iowa cellulosic ethanol plant

11/6/2017

DowDuPont is shutting down operations at its cellulosic ethanol plant in Story County while it looks for a buyer for the 30-million-gallon plant

If Iowa Were a Country: 4th in the World for Soybeans and Corn

11/3/2017

If Iowa were a country it would be the 4th largest corn and soybean producer.

Week of October 30 fuel and energy price update

11/1/2017

As of Tuesday, October 31st, the price of regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.46 across Iowa according to AAA. This is up $.03 from last week and $.30 higher than one year ago. The national average on Tuesday was $2.48, up $.02 from last week’s price.

U.S. Corn Exports Update: First Seven Weeks of the 2017/18 Marketing Year

10/31/2017

Corn weekly export sales during the 7th week of 2017/18 (23.79 million bushels) increased 78.1 percent compared with the previous week (13.36 million bushels).

Week of October 23 fuel and energy price update

10/25/2017

As of Tuesday, October 24th, the price of regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.43 across Iowa according to AAA. This is up $.02 from last week and $.24 higher than one year ago. The national average on Tuesday was $2.46, holding steady at last week’s price.

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