Production

As of August 22, 2008

U.S. Refinery Status: Refineries in the nation are operating at 87.3% capacity.

Gasoline: Midwest production is 2,269 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 2.2% from last week.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest production is 853 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 0.4% from last week.

Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest production is 66 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 6.5% from last week.

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

Heating Oil: Midwest production is 55 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 41% from last week.

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

Propane: Midwest production is 191 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 1% from last week.

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

Supply

As of August 22, 2008

Gasoline: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 48.6 million barrels—1.9% more than last week's inventory level but 4.3% less than last month's level. This week's inventory level is on the lower boundary of the normal range. The Energy Information Administration maintains a benchmark for national stocks at 200 million barrels. As of August 22, the national stock level is 195.4 million barrels.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 23 million barrels—2.2% more than last week's inventory level but 4.2% 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 4.3 million barrels—2.4% more than last week's inventory level but 2.3% less 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 2.5 million barrels—8.7% more than last week's inventory level and 8.7% 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)

Propane: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 21.6 million barrels—0.9% more than last week's inventory levels and 8% more than last month's level. This week's inventory level is in the normal range. As of August 22, the national inventory level is 52 million barrels.

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

Natural Gas: The East Region's inventory, of which Nebraska is a part, is 1,609 billion cubic feet—4.5% more than last week and 78 billion cubic feet above the five-year average. For the week ending August 22, the national inventory level is 2,757 billion cubic feet.

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

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