Production

As of December 1, 2006

U.S. Refinery Status: Refineries in the nation are operating at 90.5% capacity.

Gasoline: Midwest production is 2,323 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 13% from last week.

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

Diesel: Midwest production is 955 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 15% from last week.

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

Heating Oil: Midwest production is 73 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 24% from last week.

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

Propane: Midwest production is 213 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 18% from last week.

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

Supply

As of December 1, 2006

Gasoline: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 53 million barrels—6.2% more than last week's inventory level and 7.1% more 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 December 1, the national stock level is 200 million barrels.

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

Diesel: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 20.7 million barrels—4% more than last week's inventory level and 5.1% more than last month's level. This week's distillate inventory level is below the normal range.

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

Heating Oil: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 3.8 million barrels—2.6% less than last week's inventory level but no change from last month's level. This week's distillate inventory level is below the normal range.

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

Propane: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 24.5 million barrels—2.1% more than last week's inventory level but no change from last month's level. This week's inventory level is near the upper boundary of the normal range. As of December 1, the national inventory level is 68.8 million barrels.

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

Natural Gas: The East Region's inventory, of which Nebraska is a part, is 1,946 billion cubic feet—0.5% more than last week and 109 billion cubic feet above the five-year average. For the week ending December 1, the national inventory level is 3,406 billion cubic feet.

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

Additional Information

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This report was updated on December 8, 2006. Typically, there is one week between updates.