DDG/Energy Prices

FarmWeek often is asked to provide prices for natural gas, dried distillers grain (DDGs), corn gluten, gasoline, ethanol, and diesel fuel. Finding a reliable source that compiles prices on a weekly basis is difficult, but we have come up with various free websites that provide vast amounts of information on various commodities.

They include:

  • The New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) provides the latest futures prices for crude oil, pre-tax reformulated gasoline and heating oil (a proxy contract for diesel fuel) and natural gas futures.
  • The U.S. Department of Energy site, www.eia.doe.gov,  provides a good comparison of gasoline and diesel prices on a weekly, monthly, or annual basis. Access the site, then click on “petroleum” and then “prices.” The site also includes a good rundown of crude oil prices worldwide and some fairly comprehensive articles on what’s going on in the energy world.
  • DTN's Ethanol website has the latest information on rack prices for ethanol and gasoline. DTN Ethanol website
  • Livestock producers interested in knowing prices for DDGs should find useful information at www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/gx_gr121.txt.
  • The site, www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/ms_gr852.txt,  provides prices on DDGs, corn gluten, and various other commodities.
  • University of Missouri Extension Feed Ingredients provides prices on DDGs, corn gluten, and various other commodities.