Production

As of October 5, 2007

U.S. Refinery Status: Refineries in the nation are operating at 87.8% capacity.

Gasoline: Midwest production is 2,000 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 0.6% from last week.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest production is 744 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 0.8% from last week.

Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest production is 81 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 2.5% from last week.

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

Heating Oil: Midwest production is 65 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 55% from last week.

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

Propane: Midwest production is 162 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 8% from last week.

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

Supply

As of October 5, 2007

Gasoline: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 47.9 million barrels—1.7% more than last week's inventory level but 1.6% 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 October 5, the national stock level is 193 million barrels.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 21.1 million barrels—1.4% less than last week's inventory level but 3.4% 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 5.1 million barrels—4.1% more than last week's inventory level but 1.9% 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 2.7 million barrels—no change from last two weeks' inventory level but 6.9% 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 23.6 million barrels—1.7% more than last week's inventory level and 4% more than last month's level. This week's inventory level is in the lower half of the normal range. The Energy Information Administration estimates 25 million barrels in storage by the end of September to be a benchmark for the Midwest. As of October 5, the national inventory level is 60.5 million barrels. Industry observers believe a 70-million-barrel level for national inventory is adequate prior to the start of the heating season. (The national inventory level was updated from 60 million barrels to 70 million barrels.)

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

Natural Gas: The East Region's inventory, of which Nebraska is a part, is 1,907 billion cubic feet—2.3% more than last week and 91 billion cubic feet above the five-year average. For the week ending October 5, the national inventory level is 3,336 billion cubic feet. Close to three trillion cubic feet by November 1 is considered adequate for winter demand under most conditions.

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

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This report was updated on October 16, 2007. Typically, there is one week between updates.