Production

As of October 17, 2008

U.S. Refinery Status: Refineries in the nation are operating at 84.8% capacity.

Gasoline: Midwest production is 2,130 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 0.4% from last week.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest production is 905 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 4.5% from last week.

Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest production is 78 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 9.9% from last week.

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

Heating Oil: Midwest production is 27 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 69% from last week.

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

Propane: Midwest production is 208 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 6.7% from last week.

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

Supply

As of October 17, 2008

Gasoline: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 48.1 million barrels—1.2% less than last week's inventory level but 1.3% more 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 17, the national stock level is 196.5 million barrels.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 21.3 million barrels—2.4% more than last week's inventory level but no change from last month's level. This week's distillate inventory level is in the normal range.

Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 3.6 million barrels—5.3% less than last week's inventory level and 10% 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 2.2 million barrels—8.3% less than last week's inventory level and 12% 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)

Propane: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 24.9 million barrels—1.6% less than last week's inventory levels but 2.9% more than last month's level. This week's inventory level is just above the normal range. As of October 17, the national inventory level is 61.1 million barrels.

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

Natural Gas: The East Region's inventory, of which Nebraska is a part, is 1,985 billion cubic feet—2.1% more than last week and 88 billion cubic feet above the five-year average. For the week ending October 17, the national inventory level is 3,347 billion cubic feet.

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

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This report was updated on October 28, 2008. Typically, there is one week between updates.