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The U.S. exported slightly more petroleum than it imported in the first half of 2021

Our Petroleum Supply Monthly trade data show that the United States exported more crude oil and petroleum products than it imported during the first half of 2021 by 120,000 barrels per day (b/d), or less than 1% of combined crude oil and petroleum product exports and imports. Read More... ...

Hurricane Ida disrupted crude oil production and refining activity

On Sunday, August 29, Hurricane Ida made landfall near Port Fourchon, Louisiana, as a Category 4 hurricane. As a result of the hurricane, 96% of crude oil production and 94% of natural gas production in the U.S. federally administered areas of the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) were shut in, according to ...

Hurricane Ida caused at least 1.2 million electricity customers to lose power

Hurricane Ida resulted in service outages for up to 1.2 million electricity customers across eight states, according to situation reports from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response (CESER). Hurricane Ida made landfall on the ...

Electric load in southern MISO fell as Hurricane Ida moved through Louisiana

As Category 4 Hurricane Ida made landfall along the Southeast coast of Louisiana near New Orleans on August 29, 2021, the electric load in the southern region of the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) decreased. Hourly electric loads on August 30, the day after landfall, were about% ...

EIA releases plant-level U.S. biofuels production capacity data

As of January 1, 2021, total U.S. biofuels plant production capacity reached 21 billion gallons per year (gal/y) (or 1.3 million barrels per day ), as reported by 278 facilities. Fuel ethanol producers accounted for 85% of U.S. total biofuels production capacity, followed by biodiesel producers at ...

U.S. natural gas consumption to decline through 2022, led by the electric power sector

In EIA’s September Short-Term Energy Outlook, we expect U.S. consumption of natural gas to decline in 2021 and 2022 from 2020 levels. We forecast that consumption of natural gas will decline in all end-use sectors in the United States except in the industrial sector and for other non-sector ...

In 2019, U.S. inflation-adjusted energy expenditures fell 5%

U.S. energy expenditures, or the amount of money spent by consumers to purchase energy, fell to $1.2 trillion in 2019, down 5% in real terms compared with 2018, according to the latest data in our State Energy Data System (SEDS). From 2018 to 2019, total energy consumption in the United States ...

Number of drilled but uncompleted wells declines

Based on our latest Drilling Productivity Report (DPR), 5,957 drilled but uncompleted wells (DUCs) were in the United States in all DPR regions in July 2021, the lowest for any month since November 2017. The decline in DUCs in most major U.S. onshore oil producing regions, especially in the ...

Hydropower made up 66% of Brazil’s electricity generation in 2020

Brazil largely relies on hydropower for electricity generation; in 2020, hydropower supplied 66% of its electricity demand. Wind and solar generation have grown quickly in recent years and had a combined 11% share of the country’s electricity generation in 2020. Biomass accounted for an 8% ...

Pre-Labor Day retail gasoline prices at highest level since 2014

On August 30, 2021, the Monday before Labor Day weekend, the U.S. retail price of regular gasoline averaged $3.15 per gallon (gal), an increase of 92 cents/gal (42%) compared with the same time in 2020, according to our Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update. Pre-Labor Day gasoline prices have increased ...

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Indiana Agriculture Coalition for Renewable Energy hosts inaugural summer forum

US farm producers may soon be able to monetize newly implemented, carbon-reducing farm practices. To learn more about these environmental and economic opportunities, CountryMark encourages Midwestern farm owners and agribusiness leaders to register to attend an August 24, 2021 carbon capture summit that will cover what is driving these market changes and how Indiana agriculture Read More... ...

CountryMark Fueling Freedom events raise over $53,000 for local military families

CountryMark’s Fueling Freedom events on June 25 raised more than $53,000 to support local National Guard Family Readiness Groups. Read More... ...

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... ...

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