Production

As of July 28, 2006

U.S. Refinery Status: Refineries in the nation are operating at 90.8% capacity.

Gasoline: Midwest production is 2,192 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 1.1% from last week.

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

Diesel: Midwest production is 681 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 0.6% from last week.

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

Heating Oil: Midwest production is 145 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 16% from last week.

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

Propane: Midwest production is 234 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 9.9% from last week.

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

Supply

As of July 28, 2006

Gasoline: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 49.8 million barrels—3.9% less than last week's inventory level and 3.1% less than last month's level. This week's inventory level fell below the normal range. The Energy Information Administration maintains a benchmark for national stocks at 200 million barrels. As of July 28, the national stock level is 210.9 million barrels.

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

Diesel: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 21.6 million barrels—0.9% (or 200,000 barrels) more than last week's inventory level but 4.4% less than last month's level. This week's distillate inventory level is below the normal range.

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

Heating Oil: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 4.7 million barrels—4.4% more than last week's inventory level but no change from last month's level. This week's distillate inventory level is below the normal range.

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

Propane: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 22.8 million barrels—1.8% more than last week's inventory level and 8.1% more than last month's level. This week's inventory level is 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 July 28, the national inventory level is 58.2 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 1,555 billion cubic feet—2% more than last week and 260 billion cubic feet above the five-year average. For the week ending July 28, the national inventory level is 2,775 billion cubic feet. Close to three trillion cubic feet is generally considered to be adequate for winter demand. To reach three trillion cubic feet, 225 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 August 3, 2006. Typically, there is one week between updates.