Production

As of August 8, 2008

U.S. Refinery Status: Refineries in the nation are operating at 85.9% capacity.

Gasoline: Midwest production is 2,307 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 1.5% from last week.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest production is 823 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 7.4% from last week.

Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest production is 73 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 25% from last week.

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

Heating Oil: Midwest production is 32 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 5.9% from last week.

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

Propane: Midwest production is 198 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 3.4% from last week.

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

Supply

As of August 8, 2008

Gasoline: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 48 million barrels—5.5% less than last week's inventory level and 6.1% 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 August 8, the national stock level is 202.8 million barrels.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 23.4 million barrels—2.5% less than last week's inventory level and 4.1% less than last month's level. This week's distillate inventory level is in the normal range.

Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 4.2 million barrels—4.6% less than last week's inventory level but 2.4 more than last month's level. This week's distillate inventory level is in the normal range.

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

Heating Oil: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 2.3 million barrels—no change from last week's inventory level and no change from last month's level. This week's distillate inventory level is in the normal range.

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

Propane: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 20.9 million barrels—4.5% more than last week's inventory levels and 5.6% more than last month's level. This week's inventory level is in the normal range. As of August 8, the national inventory level is 49.2 million barrels.

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

Natural Gas: The East Region's inventory, of which Nebraska is a part, is 1,473 billion cubic feet—3.9% more than last week and 34 billion cubic feet above the five-year average. For the week ending August 8, the national inventory level is 2,567 billion cubic feet.

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

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This report was updated on August 14, 2008. Typically, there is one week between updates.