Historical Ethanol Intraday Data (ACA)

Historical Intraday Ethanol Futures Data (ACA)

Contract Specs:

Ethanol (ACA)
Exchange: CBOT
Sector: Energy
Tick Size: 0.001
Tick Value: 29 USD
BPV: 29000
Denomination: USD
Decimal Place: 3

Symbol Dates:

Data Type Start Date End Date Sample Data
Daily: 2005 Mar 23 Current Download
Intraday: 2005 Mar 23 Current Download
Tick – Trades Only: 2005 Mar 23 Current Download
Tick – Level 1: 2005 Mar 23 Current Download

Ethanol Facts

Ethanol is a high-octane fuel which is used primarily as a gasoline additive and extender. The reduction in use of methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) due to its environmental problems caused by groundwater contamination and surging prices for petroleum-based fuels are dramatically increasing the demand for ethanol and the interest in ethanol production in the United States. Ethanol can be produced from carbohydrates such as sugar, starch, and cellulose by fermentation using yeast or other organisms. Ethanol intraday futures data allows traders to address price risk of the commodity as well as the opportunity for arbitration with the price of corn futures. Ethanol and other gasoline products allow traders to participate in a liquid market as well.

Sources: USDA

Historical Ethanol Futures Data – Format Details

Portara provides historical ethanol intraday data to CTAs, hedge funds, portfolio managers, quants and traders and institutions.

Ethanol futures data can be split into three main headings:

  • Ethanol daily futures data – which includes either the last price or the settlement
  • Ethanol intraday futures data – which includes trade volume
  • Ethanol tick data – which can include the bid, ask and settle

You can purchase historical Ethanol intraday data as individual contracts or in a continuous form.

Continuous ethanol futures data can be formatted into back-adjusted, forward-adjusted, ratio adjusted and zero adjusted series. Portara can create bespoke rules for each ethanol futures contract based on volume, open interest, tick size and calendar date variations. Control delivery month combinations, timezone settings and timestamps that follow exchange or local time globally for any location.

Portara’s daily ethanol futures data is made up of five data points – open, high, low, last-price and settle. Simply choose to have the daily close based on the last price or the settle depending on whether you wish follow extended sessions or just the day session.

Portara’s Ethanol intraday futures data is supplied as default in 1-minute bar. However, you may also choose other bar granularities such as 2 minute bar, 3 minute bar, 5 minute bar, 10 minute bar, 15 minute bar, 30 minute bar, hourly bar etc. You can also have us extract daily data straight from the intraday database. In this case, you would choose the session (even if you need to cross midnight) and we can supply the custom ethanol futures data between only between the custom session markers you choose.

Portara provides ethanol tick data in ‘Trades Only’ form or as ‘Level 1’ tick data, which includes the bids and asks. Download the ethanol tick data samples above. Our default format timestamp is to the millisecond. Ethanol tick data includes price, the trade volume, and other trade indicators such as bid, ask, trade and settle.

Remember to compare the file size of ethanol trades only data to level 1 tick data as they can vary by factors of 10 to 100 fold. If you have questions simply email us and one of our technicians will guide you.


All of our historical data is updated on a daily basis four times per day at the end of the Asian, European, Early US and Globex session. Portara’s enterprise software solution provides timely updates to your ethanol futures data, along with compression, roll and custom formatting features on CQG deep history databases. Historical data updates are usually ready around half an hour after markets close. No exchange fees or other CQG products are necessary.

You can view other intraday symbols from the Historical Intraday Data Download Table. If you are looking for other historical data types such as daily or tick, you can visit the other download tables here:

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