Supply chain snags are threatening to hamper deliveries of ethanol needed for blending with gasoline ahead of the Thanksgiving weekend, according to ethanol traders and producers. Unlike crude oil and other refined products, which can be transported by pipeline, ethanol is shipped primarily by train from various Corn Belt states to facilities where it is blended with gasoline. That makes the sector more vulnerable to labor shortages and other supply issues that is reducing the availability of rail cars and truck drivers, traders said. Ethanol is trading at approximately $2.20 per gallon, up more than 50% in the year to date. U.S. retail gasoline prices are averaging about $3.40 nationwide per gallon but vary by state based on rules around additives and state tax rates. Corn-based […]