Production

As of May 9, 2008

U.S. Refinery Status: Refineries in the nation are operating at 86.6% capacity.

Gasoline: Midwest production is 2,421 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 5% from last week.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest production is 870 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 3% from last week.

Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest production is 55 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 26% from last week.

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

Heating Oil: Midwest production is 39 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 40% from last week.

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

Propane: Midwest production is 207 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 9.2% from last week.

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

Supply

As of May 9, 2008

Gasoline: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 47.7 million barrels—4.4% less than last week's inventory level and 3.3% 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 9, the national stock level is 210.2 million barrels.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 22.5 million barrels—3.7% more than last week's inventory level and 2.3% more than last month's level. This week's distillate inventory level is in the upper half of the normal range.

Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 3.8 million barrels—5.6% more than last week's inventory level but 9.5% less than last month's level. This week's distillate inventory level is in the upper half of the normal range.

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

Heating Oil: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 2.7 million barrels—3.9% more than last week's inventory level and 3.9% more than last month's level. This week's distillate inventory level is in the upper half of the normal range.

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

Propane: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 11.8 million barrels—7.3% more than last week's inventory levels and 23% more than last month's level. This week's inventory level is in the normal range. As of May 9, the national inventory level is 31.3 million barrels.

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

Natural Gas: The East Region's inventory, of which Nebraska is a part, is 743 billion cubic feet—7.7% more than last week and 16 billion cubic feet above the five-year average. For the week ending May 9, the national inventory level is 1,529 billion cubic feet.

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

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This report was updated on May 16, 2008. Typically, there is one week between updates.