MN's Ethanol Consumption Ratio Was 12.6% In 2019

  • Friday, 22 January 2021 10:47

Ethanol comprised 12.6 percent of all transportation fuel consumed in Minnesota in 2019, according to data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA).

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. 

StateEthanol Consumption (thousand barrels)Gasoline Consumption (thousand barrels)Percentage
Arizona71166772010.5
California3611534367710.5
Colorado57245447010.5
Connecticut35883414410.5
Delaware13291265110.5
District of Columbia286272310.5
Hawaii10931040310.5
Idaho19071814510.5
Illinois1079010572010.2
Iowa41153562211.55
Maine15251484010.27
Maryland64476174410.44
Massachusetts66276306610.5
Minnesota74985945612.61
Montana12931230610.5
Nevada29332791110.5
New Hampshire17361673610.37
New Jersey93808926010.5
New Mexico24262308710.5
New York1333012995310.25
North Dakota10541002810.51
Oregon38183633010.5
Pennsylvannia1126211157410.09
Rhode Island921876510.5
South Dakota11221067510.51
Texas3570533977310.5
Utah30262879610.5
Virginia95889365110.23
Washington70796736810.5
Wisconsin63946085010.5
Wyoming790751810.5