Production

As of September 12, 2008

U.S. Refinery Status: Refineries in the nation are operating at 77.4% capacity.

Gasoline: Midwest production is 2,270 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 6% from last week.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest production is 785 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 14.3% from last week.

Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest production is 83 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 8.8% from last week.

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

Heating Oil: Midwest production is 39 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 11.4% from last week.

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

Propane: Midwest production is 205 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 5.1% from last week.

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

Supply

As of September 12, 2008

Gasoline: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 48.6 million barrels—1.2% less than last week's inventory level but no change from 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 September 12, the national stock level is 184.6 million barrels.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 23.1 million barrels—1.7% less than last week's inventory level but 0.4% 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 million barrels—7% less than last week's inventory level and 7% 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)

Heating Oil: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 2.8 million barrels—7.7% more than last week's inventory level and 12% 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)

Propane: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 22.6 million barrels—1.7% less than last week's inventory levels but 4.6% more than last month's level. This week's inventory level is in the normal range. As of September 12, the national inventory level is 55.5 million barrels.

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

Natural Gas: The East Region's inventory, of which Nebraska is a part, is 1,771 billion cubic feet—2.8% more than last week and 86 billion cubic feet above the five-year average. For the week ending September 12, the national inventory level is 2,972 billion cubic feet.

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

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This report was updated on September 18, 2008. Typically, there is one week between updates.