Production

As of October 20, 2006

U.S. Refinery Status: Refineries in the nation are operating at 86.2% capacity.

Gasoline: Midwest production is 2,102 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 6.2% from last week.

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

Diesel: Midwest production is 783 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 0.3% from last week.

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

Heating Oil: Midwest production is 119 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 31% from last week.

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

Propane: Midwest production is 175 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 1.7% from last week.

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

Supply

As of October 20, 2006

Gasoline: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 51.8 million barrels—4.8% less than last week's inventory level and 2.8% less than last month's level. This week's inventory level is at the upper boundary of the normal range. The Energy Information Administration maintains a benchmark for national stocks at 200 million barrels. As of October 20, the national stock level is 207.4 million barrels.

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

Diesel: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 22.4 million barrels—7.1% less than last week's inventory level and 17.7% less than last month's level. This week's distillate inventory level is at the bottom boundary of the normal range.

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

Heating Oil: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 4 million barrels—17.7% more than last week's inventory level but 11.1% less than last month's level. This week's distillate inventory level is at the bottom boundary of the normal range.

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

Propane: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 25.9 million barrels—1.9% less than last week's inventory level and 1.2% less than last month's level. This week's inventory level is at the top of the normal range. As of October 20, 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 1,990 billion cubic feet—0.5% more than last week and 133 billion cubic feet above the five-year average. For the week ending October 20, the national inventory level is 3,461 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 26, 2006. Typically, there is one week between updates.