Production

As of December 22, 2006

U.S. Refinery Status: Refineries in the nation are operating at 90.9% capacity.

Gasoline: Midwest production is 2,277 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 3.6% from last week.

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

Diesel: Midwest production is 899 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 4.5% from last week.

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

Heating Oil: Midwest production is 56 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 44% from last week.

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

Propane: Midwest production is 207 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 5.1% from last week.

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

Supply

As of December 22, 2006

Gasoline: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 52.9 million barrels—1.9% more than last week's inventory level but 0.2% less than last month's level. This week's inventory level is just above the normal range. The Energy Information Administration maintains a benchmark for national stocks at 200 million barrels. As of December 22, the national stock level is 203.9 million barrels.

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

Diesel: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 21.1 million barrels—0.5% less than last week's inventory level but 1.9% 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 3.4 million barrels—2.9% less than last week's inventory level and 10.5% 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 23.5 million barrels—1.3% more than last week's inventory level but 4.1% less than last month's level. This week's inventory level is just above the normal range. As of December 22, the national inventory level is 63.5 million barrels.

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

Natural Gas: The East Region's inventory, of which Nebraska is a part, is 1,773 billion cubic feet—1.6% less than last week but 165 billion cubic feet above the five-year average. For the week ending December 22, the national inventory level is 3,121 billion cubic feet.

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

Additional Information

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This report was updated on December 29, 2006. Typically, there is one week between updates.