Production

As of March 21, 2008

U.S. Refinery Status: Refineries in the nation are operating at 82.2% capacity.

Gasoline: Midwest production is 2,165 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 5.2% from last week.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest production is 692 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 0.6% from last week.

Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest production is 74 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 131% from last week.

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

Heating Oil: Midwest production is 38 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 46% from last week.

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

Propane: Midwest production is 180 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 10.5% from last week.

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

Supply

As of March 21, 2008

Gasoline: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 56.4 million barrels—4.4% less than last week's inventory level and 1.2% less 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 March 21, the national stock level is 229.2 million barrels.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 22.4 million barrels—0.9% less than last week's inventory level and 4.3% less 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 5.6 million barrels—6.7% less than last week's inventory level and 9.7% 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)

Heating Oil: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 2.4 million barrels—no change from last week's inventory level but 14.3% 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 million barrels—no change from the last two week's inventory levels but 7% less than last month's level. This week's inventory level is at the bottom boundary of the normal range. As of March 21, the national inventory level is 25.4 million barrels.

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

Natural Gas: The East Region's inventory, of which Nebraska is a part, is 607 billion cubic feet—5.2% less than last week but 19 billion cubic feet above the five-year average. For the week ending March 21, the national inventory level is 1,277 billion cubic feet.

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

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This report was updated on March 31, 2008. Typically, there is one week between updates.