Production

As of September 19, 2008

U.S. Refinery Status: Refineries in the nation are operating at 66.7% capacity.

Gasoline: Midwest production is 2,398 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 5.6% from last week.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest production is 848 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 8% from last week.

Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest production is 94 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 13.3% from last week.

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

Heating Oil: Midwest production is 20 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 48.7% from last week.

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

Propane: Midwest production is 199 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 2.9% from last week.

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

Supply

As of September 19, 2008

Gasoline: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 47.1 million barrels—3.1% less than last week's inventory level and 3.1% 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 September 19, the national stock level is 178.7 million barrels.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 22.1 million barrels—4.3% less than last week's inventory level and 6.4% 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—7.5% more than last week's inventory level and 4.9% 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 2.6 million barrels—7.1% less than last week's inventory level but 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)

Propane: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 23 million barrels—1.8% more than last week's inventory levels and 6% more than last month's level. This week's inventory level is in the normal range. As of September 19, the national inventory level is 55.6 million barrels.

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

Natural Gas: The East Region's inventory, of which Nebraska is a part, is 1,804 billion cubic feet—1.9% more than last week and 69 billion cubic feet above the five-year average. For the week ending September 19, the national inventory level is 3,023 billion cubic feet.

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

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This report was updated on September 25, 2008. Typically, there is one week between updates.