Production

As of October 6, 2006

U.S. Refinery Status: Refineries in the nation are operating at 89.2% capacity.

Gasoline: Midwest production is 2,046 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 1.6% from last week.

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

Diesel: Midwest production is 845 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 2.3% from last week.

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

Heating Oil: Midwest production is 63 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 41% from last week.

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

Propane: Midwest production is 189 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 0.5% from last week.

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

Supply

As of October 6, 2006

Gasoline: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 54.9 million barrels—3% 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 maintains a benchmark for national stocks at 200 million barrels. As of October 6, the national stock level is 215.4 million barrels.

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

Diesel: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 26.3 million barrels—3.3% less than last week's inventory level but 6.9% more than last month's level. This week's distillate inventory level is just above the normal range.

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

Heating Oil: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 4 million barrels—11.1% less than last week's inventory level and 11.1% less than last month's level. This week's distillate inventory level is just above the normal range.

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

Propane: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 26.4 million barrels—0.8% (or 200,000 barrels) more than last week's inventory level but 0.4% (or 100,000 barrels) less than last month's level. This week's inventory level is just above the normal range. As of October 6, the national inventory level is 70.8 million barrels.

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

Natural Gas: The East Region's inventory, of which Nebraska is a part, is 1,951 billion cubic feet—1.9% more than last week and 164 billion cubic feet above the five-year average. For the week ending October 6, the national inventory level is 3,389 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 October 16, 2006. Typically, there is one week between updates.