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United States continued to lead global petroleum and natural gas production in 2020

More petroleum and natural gas was produced in the United States than in any other country during 2020 (a trend that began in 2014), despite year-on-year declines from the record-high production in 2019. U.S. petroleum and natural gas output in 2020 totaled 66.9 quadrillion British thermal units ...

Average U.S. construction costs for solar generation continued to fall in 2019

The annual capacity-weighted average construction costs for solar photovoltaic systems in the United States continued to decrease in 2019, dropping by a little less than 3%, according to our latest data on newly constructed utility-scale electric generators. The average costs for wind turbines ...

Brent crude oil price forecast to average $72 per barrel in the second half of 2021

In the July Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO), we forecast the Brent crude oil price will average $72 per barrel (b) in the second half of 2021 (2H21) and $67/b in 2022, both $6/b higher than in the June STEO forecast. We revised global production down by 210,000 barrels per day (b/d) in 2H21, ...

In 2020, U.S. coal production fell to its lowest level since 1965

U.S. coal production totaled 535 million short tons (MMst) in 2020, a 24% decrease from the 706 MMst mined in 2019 and the lowest level of coal production in the United States in any year since 1965. Read More... ...

U.S. crude oil production efficiency increased only in the Bakken region in 2020

In 2020, U.S. initial crude oil production per well, or well production efficiency, increased significantly in the Bakken region, according to our Drilling Productivity Report (DPR), which we update monthly. Productivity in other drilling regions remained largely steady or decreased slightly, DPR ...

EIA Product Highlight: Southern California Daily Energy Report

We provide daily information on the Southern California energy market in our Southern California Daily Energy Report, which uses several of our data sources as well as third-party information from sources such as the Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas), the California Independent System ...

Global liquefied natural gas trade was flat in 2020 amid pandemic

Global trade in liquefied natural gas (LNG) in 2020 remained essentially unchanged from 2019, averaging 46.9 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) compared with 46.7 Bcf/d in 2019, according to the recently released The LNG Industry: GIIGNL Annual Report 2021 by the International Group of Liquefied ...

Refinery closures decreased U.S. refinery capacity during 2020

As a result of several U.S. refinery closures in 2020, U.S. operable atmospheric crude oil distillation capacity, the primary measure of refinery capacity in the United States, dropped 4.5% to a total of 18.1 million barrels per calendar day (b/cd) at the start of 2021. The end-of-year 2020 total ...

California’s hydroelectric generation affected by historic drought

Most of the western United States is experiencing intense and historic drought conditions. California is one of the most severely affected states. As of June 22, 2021, 100% of the state is experiencing some degree of drought. About 33% of the state has been categorized under exceptional drought, ...

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... ...

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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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