Production

As of August 4, 2006

U.S. Refinery Status: Refineries in the nation are operating at 91.6% capacity.

Gasoline: Midwest production is 2,134 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 2.7% from last week.

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

Diesel: Midwest production is 735 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 7.9% from last week.

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

Heating Oil: Midwest production is 87 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 40% from last week.

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

Propane: Midwest production is 219 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 6.4% from last week.

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

Supply

As of August 4, 2006

Gasoline: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 48.8 million barrels—2% less than last week's inventory level and 5.6% less than last month's level. This week's inventory level fell farther below the normal range. The Energy Information Administration maintains a benchmark for national stocks at 200 million barrels. As of August 4, the national stock level is 207.7 million barrels.

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

Diesel: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 19.9 million barrels—7.9% less than last week's inventory level and 9.6% less than last month's level. This week's distillate inventory level fell farther below the normal range.

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

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

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

Propane: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 23.7 million barrels—4% more than last week's inventory level and 7.7% 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 August 4, the national inventory level is 59.5 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 1,554 billion cubic feet—0.06% (or 1 billion cubic feet) less than last week but 212 billion cubic feet above the five-year average. For the week ending August 4, the national inventory level is 2,763 billion cubic feet. Close to three trillion cubic feet is generally considered to be adequate for winter demand. To reach three trillion cubic feet, 237 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 15, 2006. Typically, there is one week between updates.