Production

As of September 22, 2006

U.S. Refinery Status: Refineries in the nation are operating at 92.4% capacity.

Gasoline: Midwest production is 2,116 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 1.1% from last week.

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

Diesel: Midwest production is 855 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 0.4% from last week.

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

Heating Oil: Midwest production is 67 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 44% from last week.

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

Propane: Midwest production is 197 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 7.9% from last week.

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

Supply

As of September 22, 2006

Gasoline: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 52.4 million barrels—2.8% more than last week's inventory level and 3.4% more than last month's level. This week's inventory level is near the upper boundary of the normal range. The Energy Information Administration maintains a benchmark for national stocks at 200 million barrels. As of September 22, the national stock level is 213.9 million barrels.

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

Diesel: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 24.5 million barrels—0.4% (or 100,000 barrels) less than last week's inventory level but 9.4% more than last month's level. This week's distillate inventory level is in the normal range.

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

Heating Oil: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 4.2 million barrels—6.7% less than last week's inventory level and 2.3% less than last month's level. This week's distillate inventory level is in the normal range.

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

Propane: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 26.3 million barrels—0.8% (or 200,000 barrels) less than last week's inventory level but 3.1% 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 September 22, the national inventory level is 69 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 1,874 billion cubic feet—2.1% more than last week and 176 billion cubic feet above the five-year average. For the week ending September 22, the national inventory level is 3,254 billion cubic feet. Close to three trillion cubic feet is generally considered to be adequate for winter demand.

(Source: Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report, Energy Information Administration)

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This report was updated on September 28, 2006. Typically, there is one week between updates.