Production

As of May 23, 2008

U.S. Refinery Status: Refineries in the nation are operating at 87.9% capacity.

Gasoline: Midwest production is 2,432 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 4.8% from last week.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest production is 920 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 5.3% from last week.

Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest production is 60 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 22% from last week.

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

Heating Oil: Midwest production is 14 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 67% from last week.

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

Propane: Midwest production is 202 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 9.4% from last week.

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

Supply

As of May 23, 2008

Gasoline: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 48.6 million barrels—0.8% more than last week's inventory level but 2.6% 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 May 23, the national stock level is 206.2 million barrels.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 22.3 million barrels—3% less than last week's inventory level but 2.8% 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 and 5.6% 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)

Heating Oil: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 2.7 million barrels—3.6% less than last week's inventory level but 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 13.6 million barrels—2.9% less than last week's inventory levels but 24% more than last month's level. This week's inventory level is in the upper half of the normal range. As of May 23, the national inventory level is 35.7 million barrels.

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

Natural Gas: The East Region's inventory, of which Nebraska is a part, is 845 billion cubic feet—6% more than last week and 1 billion cubic feet above the five-year average. For the week ending May 23, the national inventory level is 1,701 billion cubic feet.

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

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This report was updated on May 29, 2008. Typically, there is one week between updates.