Production

As of May 4, 2007

U.S. Refinery Status: Refineries in the nation are operating at 89% capacity.

Gasoline: Midwest production is 1,991 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 2.4% from last week.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest production is 799 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 3.9% from last week.

Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest production is 148 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 2.8% from last week.

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

Heating Oil: Midwest production is 60 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 16.7% from last week.

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

Propane: Midwest production is 214 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 5.9% from last week.

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

Supply

As of May 4, 2007

Gasoline: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 46.7 million barrels—0.7% more than last week's inventory level but 1.9% less than last month's level. This week's inventory level is below the normal range. The Energy Information Administration maintains a benchmark for national stocks at 200 million barrels. As of May 4, the national stock level is 193.5 million barrels.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 19.9 million barrels—0.5% less than last week's inventory level but 4.7% more than last month's level. This week's distillate inventory level is in the normal range.

Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 5.5 million barrels—8.3% less than last week's inventory level but 1.9% more than last month's level. This week's distillate inventory level is in the normal range.

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

Heating Oil: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 3.4 million barrels—no change from last week's inventory level but 12.8% less than last month's level. This week's distillate inventory level is in the normal range.

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

Propane: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 9.2 million barrels—5.2% less than last week's inventory level but 3.4% more than last month's level. This week's inventory level is below the normal range. As of May 4, the national inventory level is 28.7 million barrels.

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

Natural Gas: The East Region's inventory, of which Nebraska is a part, is 777 billion cubic feet—8.5% more than last week and 83 billion cubic feet above the five-year average. For the week ending May 4, the national inventory level is 1,747 billion cubic feet.

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

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This report was updated on May 10, 2007. Typically, there is one week between updates.