Production and Supply for
Nebraska and Region



Production
As of September 23, 2005


Refineries in the nation are operating at 86.7% capacity.

Gasoline:  Midwest production is 2,202 thousand barrels per day--an increase of 4.5% from last week.
(Source:  Weekly Petroleum Status Report, Energy Information Administration)

Diesel:  Midwest production is 751 thousand barrels per day--an increase of 7.8% from last week.
(Source:  Weekly Petroleum Status Report, Energy Information Administration)

Heating Oil:  Midwest production is 173 thousand barrels per day--a decrease of 12.2% from last week.
(Source:  Weekly Petroleum Status Report, Energy Information Administration)

Propane:  Midwest production is 228 thousand barrels per day--an increase of 0.4% (or 1,000 barrels per day) from last week.
(Source:  Weekly Petroleum Status Report, Energy Information Administration)



Supply
As of September 23, 2005


Gasoline:   Midwest inventory (or PADD II) is 52.4 million barrels--3.8% more than last week's inventory level and 11% more than last month's level with inventory levels at the upper boundary of the normal range.  The Energy Information Administration maintains a benchmark for national stocks at 200 million barrels.  As of September 23, the national stock level is 199.8 million barrels.
(Source:  Weekly Petroleum Status Report, Energy Information Administration)

Diesel:  Midwest inventory (or PADD II) is 21.8 million barrels--4.4% less than last week's inventory level but 1.9% more than last month's level with distillate inventory levels in the normal range.
(Source:  Weekly Petroleum Status Report, Energy Information Administration)

Heating Oil:  Midwest inventory (or PADD II) is 7.1 million barrels--10.1% less than last week's inventory level and 7.8% less than last month's level with distillate inventory levels in the normal range.
(Source:  Weekly Petroleum Status Report, Energy Information Administration)

Propane:  Midwest inventory (or PADD II) is 24.5 million barrels--3.8% more than last week's inventory level and 4.7% more than last month's level with inventory levels in 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.  As of September 23, the national inventory level is 67.4 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 1,698 billion cubic feet--2.9% more than last week and 23 billion cubic feet above the 5-year average.  For the week ending September 23, the national inventory level is 2,885 billion cubic feet.  Close to 3 trillion cubic feet is generally considered to be adequate for winter demand.  This would require an injection of 115 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 September 30, 2005.  Typically, there is one week between updates.

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