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Most U.S. wind capacity built since 2011 is located in the center of the country

Wind capacity in the United States has increased significantly over the past decade, from 40.1 gigawatts (GW) in January 2011 to 118.3 GW at the end of 2020. This wind capacity growth was mostly concentrated in the middle of the country. Read More... ...

U.S. natural gas exports and non-power sector demand to drive higher prices through 2022

In our June 2021 Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO), we forecast U.S. natural gas prices to increase during 2021 and 2022 from 2020 prices as a result of expected growth in natural gas consumption and natural gas exports that outpace expected growth in production and imports. We also forecast the ...

February’s increase in coal-fired electric generation reduced U.S. coal stockpiles

Coal stockpiles at U.S. power plants decreased significantly from December 2020 to February 2021, including a draw of nearly 16 million tons in February 2021. February’s draw was the largest monthly coal inventory decrease since July 2011, when stocks were drawn down by 18 million tons. Read... ...

U.S. dry natural gas production and rig count continue to grow from pandemic lows

Our June Short–Term Energy Outlook (STEO) estimated that production of dry natural gas in the United States averaged 92.2 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) during May 2021, compared with 87.8 Bcf/d in May 2020. The record high for U.S. natural gas production was set in December 2019, when dry ...

The United States consumed a record amount of renewable energy in 2020

In 2020, consumption of renewable energy in the United States grew for the fifth year in a row, reaching a record high of 11.6 quadrillion British thermal units (Btu), or 12% of total U.S. energy consumption. Renewable energy was the only source of U.S. energy consumption that increased in 2020 ...

Growing global production limits crude oil price increases in the most recent forecast

In the June Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO), we forecast that rising global production of petroleum and other liquid fuels (driven by OPEC, Russia, and the United States) will limit price increases for global crude oil benchmarks Brent and West Texas Intermediate (WTI). We forecast production ...

Production of crude oil and natural gas in New Mexico reached new record in March 2021

New Mexico had record-high production of crude oil and natural gas in March 2021, averaging 1.16 million barrels per day (b/d) of crude oil and 6.19 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) of natural gas. The March 2021 increases in crude oil and natural gas production were the largest monthly ...

EIA Product Highlight: Status of U.S. Nuclear Outages

Every morning, each nuclear electricity generator in the United States reports its operating status to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). The NRC compiles this information in its Power Reactor Status Report, and we present that information in interactive visualizations on our Status of ...

Supply disruptions and rising demand boosted East Coast petroleum product imports in March

Imports of petroleum products–gasoline, distillate, and other products–into the East Coast region of the United States increased in March 2021. Rising imports resulted from lower domestic supply, higher demand, and higher domestic petroleum product prices compared with prices in Europe. In March, ...

Electric power sector CO2 emissions drop as generation mix shifts from coal to natural gas

Over the past 15 years, the U.S. electricity generation mix has shifted away from coal and toward natural gas and renewables, resulting in lower CO2 emissions from electricity generation. In 2019, the U.S. electric power sector produced 1,724 million metric tons (MMmt) of CO2, 32% less than the 2 ...

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CountryMark fuel stations to raise money for local military families through Fueling Freedom program

When you fill up at a participating CountryMark fuel station on Friday, June 25 between noon and 5pm, CountryMark and its branded dealers will donate 50 cents for every gallon of fuel pumped to local National Guard Family Readiness Groups. Customers are also invited to register to win a $150 gift card. Read More... ...

CountryMark Supports Indiana Ethanol Bill

An unknown Ohio group mailed postcards earlier this month to a number of Indiana households and businesses that claimed CountryMark “hates ethanol” because of CountryMark’s support for Indiana Senate Bill 303, also known as the ethanol or gasohol bill. SB 303 seeks to update Indiana’s definition of gasohol and would make selling gasoline with a Read More... ...

CountryMark helps cover mask costs for local students in Posey County

CountryMark is helping to cover the costs of face masks for students attending school in the Metropolitan School District of North Posey County and the Metropolitan School District of Mount Vernon Indiana. Read More... ...

CountryMark and branded dealers give back through adjusted Fueling Freedom program

For over 10 years, CountryMark has hosted Fueling Freedom events at CountryMark branded fueling stations across Indiana, Illinois and Ohio. During these events, CountryMark and branded dealers have donated 50 cents for every gallon of fuel pumped to local National Guard Soldier & Family Readiness Groups Read More... ...

Unleaded 88 now available at CountryMark terminals

CountryMark, a farmer-owned cooperative, recently added Unleaded 88, a 15 percent ethanol blend to its PLUS gasoline product line-up. The new, higher octane gasoline fuel will be available for purchase at CountryMark fuel terminal locations in Jolietville, Mt. Vernon, Peru and Switz City, Indiana. Read More... ...

SynEnergy Partners Propane Division is pleased to announce the New Referral Program

With this referral program both new and existing customers can receive a $50 credit on their account. There are no limits to how many referrals you can get so the savings can stack up quick! Here is how it works: 1. Current Customer will refer a new customer, giving them their Name and Account Number Read More... ...

COVID-19 Public Statement from CountryMark

A message from CountryMark President and CEO Matt Smorch regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus). Read More... ...

CountryMark CEO Retires After Lifetime Career in Oil Business

After 17 years as CountryMark’s chief executive officer and president, Charlie Smith will retire from the company this December. “Our employees are what makes this company great, and I have been honored to serve them since 2003,” said Smith. Read More... ...

Smorch will lead CountryMark as next CEO

The CountryMark Board of Directors recently named Matt Smorch as the new president and chief executive officer following the retirement of Charlie Smith effective January 1, 2020. Read More... ...

Small Refiner Exemption Protects Jobs without Destruction to Renewable Fuel Demand

As a farmer-owned cooperative, CountryMark serves as a strong advocate and state leader in the marketing of renewable fuels including ethanol and biodiesel blends. Due to disproportionate economic hardship, CountryMark applied for an exemption under the Environmental Protection Agency’s Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) for 2018 and has notified the EPA of its intent to sue Read More... ...

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