Production and Supply for
Nebraska and Region



Production
As of February 28, 2003


Refineries in the nation are operating at 87.8% capacity.

Gasoline:   Midwest production is at 1,890 thousand barrels per day--an increase of 0.05% over last week.

Diesel:   Midwest production is at 595 thousand barrels per day--an increase of 5% over last week.

Propane:   Midwest production is at 213 thousand barrels per day--a decrease of 0.9% from last week.
(Source:  Weekly Petroleum Status Report, Energy Information Administration)



Supply
As of February 28, 2003


Gasoline:   Midwest inventory is at 50.1 million barrels--1.8% percent lower than last week's inventory and 1.2% lower than last month's level.  It is psychologically important to keep national stocks at 200 million barrels.  As of February 28, the national stock level is 206.1 million barrels.

Diesel:   Midwest inventory is at 20.2 million barrels--4% percent less than last week's inventory and 13% down from last month's level.

Propane:   Midwest inventory is at 7.3 million barrels--a decrease of 14% from last week keeping inventory levels below the normal range. 
(Source:  Weekly Petroleum Status Report, Energy Information Administration)

Natural Gas:  The East Region's inventory, of which Nebraska is a part, is at 403 billion cubic feet--19% less than last week and 394 billion cubic feet or 49% below the normal range.
(Source:  Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report, Energy Information Administration)



This report was updated on March 7, 2003.

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