In 2018, the ethanol consumption ratio in Minnesota was 12.4 percent. In 2019, the EPA finally lifted it's summertime ban on E15 which led to higher E15 sales in Minnesota and other states in the country. In fact, the EIA data shows the national ethanol consumption ratio in 2019 was at 10.19 percent from 10.08 percent in 2018.
In total, there were 31 states that registered their ethanol consumption ratios above the "10 percent blend wall" in 2019, up from 30 in 2018. New Mexico was the latest state to breach that barrier with a 10.5 percent ratio in 2019.
Minnesota's ethanol consumption ratio of 12.6 percent was the highest in the country, followed by Iowa at 11.55 percent.
|State||Ethanol Consumption (thousand barrels)||Gasoline Consumption (thousand barrels)||Percentage|
|District of Columbia||286||2723||10.5|