Production

As of February 29, 2008

U.S. Refinery Status: Refineries in the nation are operating at 85.9% capacity.

Gasoline: Midwest production is 2,523 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 12.6% from last week.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest production is 826 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 0.1% from last week.

Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest production is 79 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 11.2% from last week.

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

Heating Oil: Midwest production is 30 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 18.9% from last week.

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

Propane: Midwest production is 217 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 1.9% from last week.

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

Supply

As of February 29, 2008

Gasoline: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 57.1 million barrels—0.2% more than last week's inventory level and 5.7% more than last month's level. This week's inventory level is above the normal range. The Energy Information Administration maintains a benchmark for national stocks at 200 million barrels. As of February 29, the national stock level is 234.3 million barrels.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 23.4 million barrels—9.4% more than last week's inventory level and 5.4% more than last month's level. This week's distillate inventory level is above the normal range.

Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 6.2 million barrels—no change from last week's inventory level but 8.8% more than last month's level. This week's distillate inventory level is above the normal range.

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

Heating Oil: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 2.8 million barrels—3.7% more than last week's inventory level but 3.5% less than last month's level. This week's distillate inventory level is above the normal range.

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

Propane: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 8.6 million barrels—11.3% less than last week's inventory level and 27.7% less than last month's level. This week's inventory level is below the bottom boundary of the normal range. As of February 29, the national inventory level is 28.9 million barrels.

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

Natural Gas: The East Region's inventory, of which Nebraska is a part, is 760 billion cubic feet—10.8% less than last week but 24 billion cubic feet above the five-year average. For the week ending February 29, the national inventory level is 1,484 billion cubic feet.

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

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This report was updated on March 6, 2008. Typically, there is one week between updates.