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More gasoline expected to be consumed this summer than last, but not more than in 2019

In EIA’s April Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO), we expect vaccinations and fiscal stimulus to support continuing economic recovery and drive demand growth for petroleum products in the United States. We also expect gasoline and distillate fuel consumption to increase from last summer (April ...

Mixed water supply conditions expected to affect hydropower outlook in Pacific Northwest

On April 1, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Northwest River Forecast Center (NWRFC) released its latest water supply forecast for the 2021 water year, which runs through September. The forecast shows near-average water supply in the northern half of the Columbia River Basin ...

Both U.S. imports and exports of several transportation fuels fell in 2020

Global responses to the COVID-19 pandemic substantially reduced trade of many petroleum products to and from the United States during the first half of 2020. Exports of selected petroleum products mainly consumed as transportation fuels—distillate fuel oil, motor gasoline, and jet fuel†...

U.S residential propane prices increased 30% during the winter heating season

According to the Heating Oil and Propane Update, the average residential price of propane in the United States averaged $2.30 per gallon (gal) as of March 29, which was nearly 43 cents/gal higher than at the same time last year. U.S. average residential propane prices increased by more than 52 ...

U.S. energy consumption fell by a record 7% in 2020

In 2020, total U.S. energy consumption fell to 93 quadrillion British thermal units (quads), down 7% from 2019, according to EIA’s Monthly Energy Review. Last year marked the largest annual decrease in U.S. energy consumption in both percentage and absolute terms in our consumption data ...

U.S. residential heating oil prices averaged 16% lower than last winter but ended higher

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Heating Oil and Propane Update (HOPU), the price of residential heating oil averaged $2.86/gal in the United States as of March 29, which is 44 cents/gal higher than at the same time last year. U.S. average residential heating ...

State gasoline taxes average about 30 cents per gallon

In the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) latest update of its data on state gasoline and diesel fuel taxes, the simple average of taxes and fees on gasoline levied by the states and the District of Columbia at the beginning of 2021 was 30 cents per gallon (¢/gal). These taxes ...

Extreme winter weather event in Texas reduced fuel ethanol production in February

The colder-than-normal weather that affected much of the United States in mid-February and disrupted Midcontinent and Gulf Coast petroleum markets also affected fuel ethanol producers. Fuel ethanol production fell to the lowest levels since the onset of responses to COVID-19 in spring 2020. U.S. ...

U.S. gasoline prices have been rising with crude oil prices

U.S. regular retail gasoline prices averaged $2.85 per gallon (gal) on Monday, March 29, according to EIA’s Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update. U.S. gasoline prices have generally increased since reaching a multiyear low of $1.77/gal in late April 2020, primarily because of higher crude oil ...

U.S. electric power industry produces less and recycles more combustible by-product

Combustible by-product (CBP) production in the U.S. electric power industry decreased from 135.1 million short tons in 2010 to 88.7 million short tons in 2019, a 34% decline. CBPs are residues left over after the combustion of coal, petroleum coke, residual fuel oil, and wood or wood waste. CBPs ...

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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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