Production

As of August 15, 2008

U.S. Refinery Status: Refineries in the nation are operating at 85.7% capacity.

Gasoline: Midwest production is 2,321 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 0.6% from last week.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest production is 850 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 3.3% from last week.

Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest production is 62 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 15.1% from last week.

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

Heating Oil: Midwest production is 39 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 21.9% from last week.

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

Propane: Midwest production is 193 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 2.5% from last week.

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

Supply

As of August 15, 2008

Gasoline: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 47.7 million barrels—0.6% less than last week's inventory level and 4.8% 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 15, the national stock level is 196.6 million barrels.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 22.5 million barrels—3.9% less than last week's inventory level and 5.5% less than last month's level. This week's distillate inventory level is in bottom half of the normal range.

Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 4.2 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 bottom 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—no change from last week's inventory level but 4.6% more than last month's level. This week's distillate inventory level is in the bottom half of the normal range.

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

Propane: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 21.4 million barrels—2.4% more than last week's inventory levels and 4.9% more than last month's level. This week's inventory level is in the normal range. As of August 15, the national inventory level is 50.8 million barrels.

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

Natural Gas: The East Region's inventory, of which Nebraska is a part, is 1,540 billion cubic feet—4.6% more than last week and 54 billion cubic feet above the five-year average. For the week ending August 15, the national inventory level is 2,655 billion cubic feet.

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

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This report was updated on August 21, 2008. Typically, there is one week between updates.