Production

As of July 18, 2008

U.S. Refinery Status: Refineries in the nation are operating at 87.1% capacity.

Gasoline: Midwest production is 2,306 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 2% from last week.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest production is 889 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 2.2% from last week.

Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest production is 74 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 19.6% from last week.

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

Heating Oil: Midwest production is 27 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 36% from last week.

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

Propane: Midwest production is 211 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 13.4% from last week.

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

Supply

As of July 18, 2008

Gasoline: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 51.1 million barrels—0.4% less than last week's inventory level but 1% more than last month's level. This week's inventory level is in the lower half of the normal range. The Energy Information Administration maintains a benchmark for national stocks at 200 million barrels. As of July 18, the national stock level is 217.1 million barrels.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 24.4 million barrels—2.5% more than last week's inventory level but no change from last month's level. This week's distillate inventory level is at the upper boundary of the normal range.

Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 4.1 million barrels—5.1% more than last week's inventory level and 5.1 more than last month's level. This week's distillate inventory level is at the upper boundary of the normal range.

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

Heating Oil: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 2.3 million barrels—11.5% less than last week's inventory level and 4.2% less than last month's level. This week's distillate inventory level is at the upper boundary of the normal range.

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

Propane: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 19.8 million barrels—6.5% more than last week's inventory levels and 15.1% more than last month's level. This week's inventory level is in the upper half of the normal range. As of July 18, the national inventory level is 45.3 million barrels.

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

Natural Gas: The East Region's inventory, of which Nebraska is a part, is 1,308 billion cubic feet—5.1% more than last week but 2 billion cubic feet below the five-year average. For the week ending July 18, the national inventory level is 2,396 billion cubic feet.

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

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This report was updated on July 24, 2008. Typically, there is one week between updates.