Production

As of August 11, 2006

U.S. Refinery Status: Refineries in the nation are operating at 91.5% capacity.

Gasoline: Midwest production is 2,116 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 0.8% from last week.

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

Diesel: Midwest production is 773 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 5.2% from last week.

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

Heating Oil: Midwest production is 71 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 23% from last week.

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

Propane: Midwest production is 199 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 9.1% from last week.

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

Supply

As of August 11, 2006

Gasoline: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 47.7 million barrels—2.3% less than last week's inventory level and 7.9% 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 11, the national stock level is 205.4 million barrels.

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

Diesel: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 20.8 million barrels—4.5% more than last week's inventory level but 2.8% 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 4.5 million barrels—4.3% less 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 24.4 million barrels—3% more than last week's inventory level and 8.9% 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 11, the national inventory level is 61.8 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 1,591 billion cubic feet—2.4% more than last week and 203 billion cubic feet above the five-year average. For the week ending August 11, the national inventory level is 2,800 billion cubic feet. Close to three trillion cubic feet is generally considered to be adequate for winter demand. To reach three trillion cubic feet, 200 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 17, 2006. Typically, there is one week between updates.