Illinois Basin Crude Oil

 
CountryMark is the largest buyer of crude oil from the Illinois Basin. Here are facts about the Illinois Basin Oil Industry.
 
Geography: The Illinois Basin is a geological region that covers southern Illinois, southern Indiana and western Kentucky. It includes 22,000 oil wells producing more than 12 million barrels of American oil per year.
 

Jobs: The Illinois Basin oil industry employees 20,000 workers in crude oil exploration, production, refining, marketing and finished production distribution. These are jobs that pay wages capable of supporting families, paying mortgages and putting children through college. These are good paying jobs that we as a nation covet.

 
Crude Oil Purchases: In 2020, CountryMark purchased $241 million worth of Illinois Basin crude oil.    



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 can tap into these markets. For more information, please read the press release below:
 
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.
 
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.
 
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 15 percent blend of ethanol legal year round in the state of Indiana.
 
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.
 
 

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