Production

As of May 18, 2007

U.S. Refinery Status: Refineries in the nation are operating at 91.1% capacity.

Gasoline: Midwest production is 2,126 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 1.5% from last week.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest production is 789 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 9.7% from last week.

Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest production is 103 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 41% from last week.

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

Heating Oil: Midwest production is 90 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 34% from last week.

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

Propane: Midwest production is 219 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 4% from last week.

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

Supply

As of May 18, 2007

Gasoline: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 46.1 million barrels—0.7% less than last week's inventory level and 0.7% less than last month's level. This week's inventory level fell farther below the normal range. The Energy Information Administration maintains a benchmark for national stocks at 200 million barrels. As of May 18, the national stock level is 196.7 million barrels.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 20 million barrels—3.6% more than last week's inventory level but no change from 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—6.8% less than last week's inventory level and 8.3% 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)

Heating Oil: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 3.5 million barrels—no change from last week's inventory level but 2.9% 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)

Propane: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 12.1 million barrels—11% more than last week's inventory level and 25% more than last month's level. This week's inventory level is in the lower region of the normal range. As of May 18, the national inventory level is 32.9 million barrels.

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

Natural Gas: The East Region's inventory, of which Nebraska is a part, is 905 billion cubic feet—8% more than last week and 111 billion cubic feet above the five-year average. For the week ending May 18, the national inventory level is 1,946 billion cubic feet.

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

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This report was updated on May 24, 2007. Typically, there is one week between updates.