U.S. ethanol production averaged 840,000 barrels per day in April, up from 820,000 barrels per day during the previous nine months but below the 900,000 barrels per day in the first half of 2012, according to the Energy Information Administration. The increased output in April was due to the Renewable Fuel Standard and the high demand for Renewable Identification Numbers, the EIA said. Domestic output is expected to average 860,000 barrels per day this year and 930,000 barrels per day in 2014, the EIA stated.

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