Production

As of October 27, 2006

U.S. Refinery Status: Refineries in the nation are operating at 88.9% capacity.

Gasoline: Midwest production is 2,042 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 2.9% from last week.

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

Diesel: Midwest production is 866 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 10.6% from last week.

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

Heating Oil: Midwest production is 57 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 52% from last week.

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

Propane: Midwest production is 204 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 17% from last week.

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

Supply

As of October 27, 2006

Gasoline: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 50.3 million barrels—2.9% less than last week's inventory level and 8.4% less 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 October 27, the national stock level is 204.6 million barrels.

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

Diesel: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 22.1 million barrels—1.3% less than last week's inventory level and 16% 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 3.7 million barrels—7.5% less than last week's inventory level and 7.5% 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 25.5 million barrels—1.5% less than last week's inventory level and 3.4% less than last month's level. This week's inventory level is at the top of the normal range. As of October 27, the national inventory level is 72.2 million barrels.

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

Natural Gas: The East Region's inventory, of which Nebraska is a part, is 1,976 billion cubic feet—0.7% less than last week but 99 billion cubic feet above the five-year average. For the week ending October 27, the national inventory level is 3,452 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 November 2, 2006. Typically, there is one week between updates.