Production

As of September 26, 2008

U.S. Refinery Status: Refineries in the nation are operating at 72.3% capacity.

Gasoline: Midwest production is 2,382 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 0.7% from last week.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest production is 839 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 1.1% from last week.

Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest production is 69 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 26.6% from last week.

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

Heating Oil: Midwest production is 30 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 50% from last week.

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

Propane: Midwest production is 226 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 13.6% from last week.

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

Supply

As of September 26, 2008

Gasoline: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 47.5 million barrels—0.9% more than last week's inventory level but 3.5% 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 26, the national stock level is 179.6 million barrels.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 21.3 million barrels—3.6% less than last week's inventory level and 9.4% less than last month's level. This week's distillate inventory level is in the lower 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 lower half of the normal range.

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

Heating Oil: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 2.5 million barrels—3.9% less than last week's inventory level and 3.9% less than last month's level. This week's distillate inventory level is in the lower half of the normal range.

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

Propane: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 24.2 million barrels—5.2% more than last week's inventory levels and 5.2% more than last month's level. This week's inventory level is in the upper half of the normal range. As of September 26, the national inventory level is 58.1 million barrels.

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

Natural Gas: The East Region's inventory, of which Nebraska is a part, is 1,855 billion cubic feet—2.8% more than last week and 74 billion cubic feet above the five-year average. For the week ending September 26, the national inventory level is 3,110 billion cubic feet.

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

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This report was updated on October 2, 2008. Typically, there is one week between updates.