Production

As of August 1, 2008

U.S. Refinery Status: Refineries in the nation are operating at 87% capacity.

Gasoline: Midwest production is 2,341 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 6.7% 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 3.8% from last week.

Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest production is 97 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 18.3% from last week.

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

Heating Oil: Midwest production is 34 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 19.1% from last week.

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

Propane: Midwest production is 205 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 1% from last week.

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

Supply

As of August 1, 2008

Gasoline: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 50.8 million barrels—1.4% more than last week's inventory level but 1% less than last month's level. This week's inventory level is at the bottom boundary of the normal range. The Energy Information Administration maintains a benchmark for national stocks at 200 million barrels. As of August 1, the national stock level is 209.2 million barrels.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 24 million barrels—0.8% more than last week's inventory level and 0.8% 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 4.4 million barrels—4.8% more than last week's inventory level and 12.8 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 2.3 million barrels—4.6% more than last week's inventory level but 11.5% 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)

Propane: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 20 million barrels—2% less than last week's inventory levels but 7.5% more than last month's level. This week's inventory level is in the normal range. As of August 1, the national inventory level is 47.2 million barrels.

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

Natural Gas: The East Region's inventory, of which Nebraska is a part, is 1,418 billion cubic feet—4% more than last week and 19 billion cubic feet above the five-year average. For the week ending August 1, the national inventory level is 2,517 billion cubic feet.

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

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This report was updated on August 7, 2008. Typically, there is one week between updates.