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U.S. liquefied natural gas exports remain at low levels this summer

After establishing a record high of 8.0 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) in January 2020, U.S. exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) fell to an average of 3.1 Bcf/d in July 2020. July exports were similar to LNG exports in May 2018, when the available liquefaction capacity was about one-third ...

Utility-scale battery storage capacity continued its upward trend in 2018

Utility-scale battery storage systems are increasingly being installed in the United States. In 2010, the United States had seven operational battery storage systems, which accounted for 59 megawatts (MW) of power capacity (the maximum amount of power output a battery can provide in any instant) ...

COVID-19’s impact on commercial jet fuel demand has been significant and uneven

Efforts to contain the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) have dramatically changed global commercial passenger flight volumes. These flights averaged a little more than 70,000 flights per day in January and February, fell to an average of less than 25,000 flights per day in April, and then ...

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... ...

Gasoline and diesel refining margins that diverged in March have moved closer together

U.S. gasoline and diesel crack spreads diverged sharply in March and April as a result of the mitigation efforts aimed at slowing the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), but they have moved closer since May. Crack spreads are the difference between the price of crude oil and ...

More than 100 coal-fired plants have been replaced or converted to natural gas since 2011

According to data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), 121 U.S. coal-fired power plants were repurposed to burn other types of fuels between 2011 and 2019, 103 of which were converted to or replaced by natural gas-fired plants. At the end of 2010, 316.8 gigawatts (GW) of coal ...

U.S. crude oil production in May has a record monthly decrease

Production of crude oil decreased in the United States in May 2020 by 1.99 million barrels per day (b/d), the largest monthly decrease since at least January 1980, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Monthly Crude Oil and Natural Gas Production Report. This ...

Illinois is a top energy consumer and producer in the Midwest

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) State Energy Data System (SEDS), Illinois had the highest energy consumption in the Midwest and was the third-highest energy producer of any state in the region. In 2018, customers in Illinois consumed 4.0 quadrillion British ...

U.S. homes and businesses receive natural gas mostly from local distribution companies

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Natural Gas Annual Respondent Query System, 2,022 natural gas delivery companies delivered natural gas to end-use customers in the United States in 2018. A delivery company is defined as any entity that delivers natural gas ...

Most U.S. utility-scale geothermal power plants built since 2000 are binary-cycle plants

Utility-scale geothermal power plants in the United States use either steam power or a binary cycle to generate electricity. Of the 2,558 megawatts (MW) of geothermal power plant capacity currently operating in the United States, 1,826 MW of capacity is from steam-powered plants and 731 MW of ...

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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... ...
Fueling Freedom 2019 Results

Fueling Freedom 2019 Results

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 Read More... ...

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