Production

As of May 26, 2006

U.S. Refinery Status: Refineries in the nation are operating at 91.4% capacity.

Gasoline: Midwest production is 2,222 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 3.9% from last week.

(Source: Weekly Petroleum Status Report, Energy Information Administration)

Diesel: Midwest production is 691 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 5% from last week.

(Source: Weekly Petroleum Status Report, Energy Information Administration)

Heating Oil: Midwest production is 167 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 18% from last week.

(Source: Weekly Petroleum Status Report, Energy Information Administration)

Propane: Midwest production is 218 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 1.8% from last week.

(Source: Weekly Petroleum Status Report, Energy Information Administration)

Supply

As of May 26, 2006

Gasoline: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 50.2 million barrels—0.8% (or 400,000 barrels) less than last week's inventory level and 2.1% less than last month's level with this week's inventory level at the bottom boundary of the normal range. The Energy Information Administration maintains a benchmark for national stocks at 200 million barrels. As of May 26, the national stock level is 209.3 million barrels.

(Source: Weekly Petroleum Status Report, Energy Information Administration)

Diesel: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 20.5 million barrels—no change from last week's inventory level but 1.4% less than last month's level with this week's distillate inventory level below the normal range.

(Source: Weekly Petroleum Status Report, Energy Information Administration)

Heating Oil: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 5.4 million barrels—8.5% less than last week's inventory level and 13% less than last month's level with this week's distillate inventory level below the normal range.

(Source: Weekly Petroleum Status Report, Energy Information Administration)

Propane: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 16.9 million barrels—3.7% more than last week's inventory level and 11% more than last month's level with this week's inventory level above 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 May 26, the national inventory level is 39.7 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 1,169 billion cubic feet—4.5% more than last week and 400 billion cubic feet above the five-year average. For the week ending May 26, the national inventory level is 2,243 billion cubic feet. Close to three trillion cubic feet is generally considered to be adequate for winter demand. To reach three trillion cubic feet, 757 billion cubic feet would have to be injected into storage 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 June 1, 2006. Typically, there is one week between updates.