Production

As of September 1, 2006

U.S. Refinery Status: Refineries in the nation are operating at 93.6% capacity.

Gasoline: Midwest production is 2,168 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 3.4% from last week.

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

Diesel: Midwest production is 853 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 0.1% from last week.

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

Heating Oil: Midwest production is 131 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 12.9% from last week.

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

Propane: Midwest production is 214 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 7.5% from last week.

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

Supply

As of September 1, 2006

Gasoline: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 50.7 million barrels—1.6% more than last week's inventory level and 6.3% more than last month's level. This week's inventory level is in the normal range. The Energy Information Administration maintains a benchmark for national stocks at 200 million barrels. As of September 1, the national stock level is 206.9 million barrels.

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

Diesel: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 22.4 million barrels—5.7% more than last week's inventory level and 7.7% more 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 4.3 million barrels—2.4% 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)

Propane: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 25.5 million barrels—0.4% (or 100,000 barrels) more than last week's inventory level and 4.5% 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 September 1, the national inventory level is 63.8 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 1,716 billion cubic feet—2.6% more than last week and 180 billion cubic feet above the five-year average. For the week ending September 1, the national inventory level is 2,976 billion cubic feet. Close to three trillion cubic feet is generally considered to be adequate for winter demand. To reach three trillion cubic feet, 24 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 September 7, 2006. Typically, there is one week between updates.