Production

As of December 15, 2006

U.S. Refinery Status: Refineries in the nation are operating at 90.7% capacity.

Gasoline: Midwest production is 2,362 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 6.3% from last week.

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

Diesel: Midwest production is 860 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 0.1% from last week.

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

Heating Oil: Midwest production is 100 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 49% from last week.

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

Propane: Midwest production is 218 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 9.6% from last week.

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

Supply

As of December 15, 2006

Gasoline: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 51.9 million barrels—1.2% more than last week's inventory level and 4% more 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 December 15, the national stock level is 200.9 million barrels.

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

Diesel: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 21.2 million barrels—2.3% less than last week's inventory level but 6.5% 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 3.5 million barrels—6.1% more than last week's inventory level but 10.3% less than 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 23.2 million barrels—4.1% less than last week's inventory level and 3.3% less than last month's level. This week's inventory level is at the upper boundary of the normal range. As of December 15, the national inventory level is 64 million barrels.

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

Natural Gas: The East Region's inventory, of which Nebraska is a part, is 1,801 billion cubic feet—2.8% less than last week but 110 billion cubic feet above the five-year average. For the week ending December 15, the national inventory level is 3,167 billion cubic feet.

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

Additional Information

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Norfolk Norfolk
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This report was updated on December 21, 2006. Typically, there is one week between updates.