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EIA’s Short-Term Energy Outlook is the source for EIA’s latest analysis of energy markets

The Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO) provides the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) near-term perspective on energy markets. Each month, the STEO provides forecasts through the end of the next calendar year for consumption, supply, trade, and prices across major fuel types. In ...

EIA’s Hourly Electric Grid Monitor provides timely data about electricity usage patterns

The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Hourly Electric Grid Monitor provides up-to-the-hour information showing electricity demand across the U.S. electric grid. Large-scale events that affect normal routines, from expected occurrences such as major holidays to unexpected ...

COVID-19 Public Statement from CountryMark

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

Several EIA products show what’s happening in current energy markets

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) is the statistical and analytical agency within the U.S. Department of Energy. EIA produces energy data and analysis to provide context for how a variety of energy industries serve customers in the United States and abroad. Several of EIA’s ...

Oil market volatility is at an all-time high

Crude oil prices have fallen significantly since the beginning of 2020, largely driven by the economic contraction caused by the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and a sudden increase in crude oil supply following the suspension of agreed production cuts among the Organization of the ...

Twelve U.S. states generate more than 30% of their electricity from nuclear power

Nuclear power plants play an important role in U.S. electricity generation, consistently providing about 20% of total annual generation. Of the 30 U.S. states with operating commercial nuclear power plants, 12 states generated more than 30% of their electricity from nuclear power. Read More... ...

Lower compensation rates for residential solar PV generation could reduce overall adoption

Electric utilities in some states have recently changed their policies regarding how they compensate electricity generation from solar photovoltaic (PV) systems installed on residential customers’ homes. An Issues in Focus article published as part of the U.S. Energy Information ...

European natural gas storage inventories are at record-high levels at the end of winter

European natural gas storage inventories as of March 1, 2020, were 60% full-the highest ever recorded level for the start of March, according to Gas Storage Europe’s Aggregated Gas Storage Inventory (AGSI+). European stock levels for both January and February 2020 were the highest ever ...

China’s crude oil imports surpassed 10 million barrels per day in 2019

China’s annual crude oil imports in 2019 increased to an average of 10.1 million barrels per day (b/d), an increase of 0.9 million b/d from the 2018 average. China remains the world’s top crude oil importer, surpassing the United States in 2017. China’s new refinery capacity and ...

Most of Hawaii’s electric battery systems are paired with wind or solar power plants

Nearly all of Hawaii’s utility-scale battery storage capacity is installed with onshore wind turbines or solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, allowing excess electricity from those generators to be stored and used later. As of January 2020, about 30% of Hawaii’s total generating capacity ...

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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... ...

CountryMark Fueling Freedom events raise more than $57,000 for local military families

CountryMark’s Fueling Freedom events on June 21 raised more than $57,000 to support local National Guard Family Readiness Groups. Across Indiana, Illinois and Ohio, 37 CountryMark-branded fueling stations participated in Fueling Freedom 2019. For every gallon of fuel pumped, CountryMark and local branded-dealers agreed to donate 50 cents to local National Guard Family Readiness Groups. Read More... ...

Fueling Freedom to raise money for local Military Families

When you fill up at a participating CountryMark fuel station on Friday, June 21 between noon and 5pm, CountryMark and member owners 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 to sponsor artificial turf for Mt. Vernon High School football field

Mt. Vernon – CountryMark is excited to announce a partnership with the Mt. Vernon School District as title sponsor for the installation of artificial field turf on the Mt. Vernon High School football field. Read More... ...

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