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 2019, CountryMark purchased $358 million worth of Illinois Basin crude oil.    



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.
 
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 and Family Readiness Groups
 
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.
 
COVID-19 Public Statement from CountryMark
A message from CountryMark President and CEO Matt Smorch regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus).
 
 

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