Production

As of October 3, 2008

U.S. Refinery Status: Refineries in the nation are operating at 80.9% capacity.

Gasoline: Midwest production is 2,203 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 7.5% from last week.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest production is 824 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 1.8% from last week.

Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest production is 101 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 46% from last week.

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

Heating Oil: Midwest production is 38 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 27% from last week.

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

Propane: Midwest production is 225 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 0.4% from last week.

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

Supply

As of October 3, 2008

Gasoline: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 47.8 million barrels—0.6% more than last week's inventory level but 1.7% 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 October 3, the national stock level is 186.8 million barrels.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 21.2 million barrels—0.5% less than last week's inventory level and 8.2% 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—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 lower half of the normal range.

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

Heating Oil: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 2.4 million barrels—4% less than last week's inventory level and 14.3% 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 24.9 million barrels—2.9% more than last week's inventory levels and 10.2% more than last month's level. This week's inventory level is just above the normal range. As of October 3, the national inventory level is 60.9 million barrels.

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

Natural Gas: The East Region's inventory, of which Nebraska is a part, is 1,899 billion cubic feet—2.4% more than last week and 76 billion cubic feet above the five-year average. For the week ending October 3, the national inventory level is 3,198 billion cubic feet.

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

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This report was updated on October 9, 2008. Typically, there is one week between updates.