Production

As of October 13, 2006

U.S. Refinery Status: Refineries in the nation are operating at 86.3% capacity.

Gasoline: Midwest production is 1,979 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 3.3% from last week.

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

Diesel: Midwest production is 785 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 7.1% from last week.

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

Heating Oil: Midwest production is 91 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 44% from last week.

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

Propane: Midwest production is 178 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 5.8% from last week.

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

Supply

As of October 13, 2006

Gasoline: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 54.4 million barrels—0.9% (or 500,000 barrels) less than last week's inventory level but 3.8% 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 13, the national stock level is 210.2 million barrels.

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

Diesel: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 24.1 million barrels—8.4% less than last week's inventory level and 1.6% less than last month's level. This week's distillate inventory level is at the bottom of the normal range.

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

Heating Oil: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 3.4 million barrels—15% less than last week's inventory level and 19% less than last month's level. This week's distillate inventory level is at the bottom of the normal range.

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

Propane: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 26.4 million barrels—no change from last week's inventory level but 0.4% (or 100,000 barrels) more than last month's level. This week's inventory level is just above the normal range. As of October 13, the national inventory level is 72 million barrels.

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

Natural Gas: The East Region's inventory, of which Nebraska is a part, is 1,981 billion cubic feet—1.5% more than last week and 154 billion cubic feet above the five-year average. For the week ending October 13, the national inventory level is 3,442 billion cubic feet. Close to three trillion cubic feet in storage at the end of October is generally considered to be adequate for winter demand.

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

Additional Information

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This report was updated on October 19, 2006. Typically, there is one week between updates.