Production and Supply for
Nebraska and Region



Production
As of February 21, 2003


Refineries in the nation are operating at 89.0% capacity.

Gasoline:  Midwest production is at 1,889 thousand barrels per day--a decrease of 4% over the previous week.

Diesel:   Midwest production is at 566 thousand barrels per day--a decrease of 9% over the previous week.

Propane:  Midwest production is at 215 thousand barrels per day--an increase of 4% from the previous week.
(Source:  Weekly Petroleum Status Report, Energy Information Administration)



Supply
As of February 21, 2003


Gasoline:   Midwest inventory is at 51.0 million barrels--0.8% percent higher than the previous week's inventory and 3% lower than the previous month's level.  It is psychologically important to keep national stocks at 200 million barrels.  As of February 21, the national stock level is 208.1 million barrels.

Diesel:  Midwest inventory is at 21.1 million barrels--2% percent less than the previous week's inventory and 12% down from the previous month's level.

Propane:   Midwest inventory is at 8.5 million barrels--a decrease of 14% from the previous week putting inventory levels below the normal range.  It is important to keep national stocks above 18.5 million barrels which is considered the Lower Operational Inventory level.  As of February 21, the national stock level is 23.0 million barrels.
(Source:  Weekly Petroleum Status Report, Energy Information Administration)

Natural Gas:  The East Region's inventory, of which Nebraska is a part, is at 499 billion cubic feet--359 billion cubic feet below the normal range.
(Source:  Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report, Energy Information Administration)



This report was updated on February 28, 2003.

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