Shortness of supply in the European region across much of the year has seen ethanol prices well supported throughout the summer and now into the winter. Uncertainty over domestic supply and healthy driving demand have piqued prices, sending them to a three-year high in mid-November. Tim Worledge, editorial director for pricing, and Caroline Knight, biofuels editor, take a look at recent events and how they have combined with the macro picture to get to where we are today.
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