Production and Supply for
Nebraska and Region



Production
As of October 3, 2003


Refineries in the nation are operating at 90.2% capacity.

Gasoline:   Midwest production is 1,887 thousand barrels per day--a decrease of 5.9% from last week.
(Source:  Weekly Petroleum Status Report, Energy Information Administration)

Diesel:  Midwest production is 534 thousand barrels per day--a decrease of 6% from last week.
(Source:  Weekly Petroleum Status Report, Energy Information Administration)

Heating Oil:  Midwest production is 162 thousand barrels per day--a decrease of 1.2% from last week.
(Source:  Weekly Petroleum Status Report, Energy Information Administration)

Propane:  Midwest production is 200 thousand barrels per day--an increase of 5.3% from last week.
(Source:  Weekly Petroleum Status Report, Energy Information Administration)



Supply
As of October 3, 2003


Gasoline:  Midwest inventory (or PADD II) is 49.3 million barrels--4.3% lower than last week's inventory and 3.1% lower than last month's level with inventory levels dropping below the normal range.  The Energy Information Administration maintains a benchmark for national stocks at 200 million barrels.  As of October 3, the national stock level is 198 million barrels.
(Source:  Weekly Petroleum Status Report, Energy Information Administration)

Diesel:  Midwest inventory (or PADD II) is 20.9 million barrels--4.1% lower than last week's inventory and 10% lower than last month's level with distillate inventory levels dropping further below the normal range.
(Source:  Weekly Petroleum Status Report, Energy Information Administration)

Heating Oil:   Midwest inventory (or PADD II) is 7 million barrels--1.4% lower than last week's inventory and 10% lower than last month's level with distillate inventory levels dropping further below the normal range.
(Source:  Weekly Petroleum Status Report, Energy Information Administration)

Propane:   Midwest inventory (or PADD II) is 21.9 million barrels--0.5% (or 100,000 barrels) lower than last week with inventory levels remaining below the normal range.  The Energy Information Administration estimates 25 million barrels in storage by the end of September to be a benchmark for the Midwest.  This goal was not met.  As of October 3, the national inventory level is 64.5 million barrels.  Industry observers believe a 60-million-barrel level for national inventory is adequate prior to the start of the heating season.
(Source:  Weekly Petroleum Status Report, Energy Information Administration)

Natural Gas:   The East Region's inventory, of which Nebraska is a part, is 1,710 billion cubic feet--2.6% more than last week but 43 billion cubic feet or 2.5% below the 5-year average.  As of October 3, the national inventory level is 2,863 billion cubic feet.  Close to 3 trillion cubic feet is generally considered to be adequate for winter demand.  This would require an injection of approximately 137 billion cubic feet between now and the end of October.
(Source:  Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report, Energy Information Administration)



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This report was updated on October 10, 2003.

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