Production

As of October 24, 2008

U.S. Refinery Status: Refineries in the nation are operating at 85.3% capacity.

Gasoline: Midwest production is 2,007 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 5.8% from last week.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest production is 887 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 2% from last week.

Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest production is 72 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 7.7% from last week.

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

Heating Oil: Midwest production is 55 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 104% from last week.

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

Propane: Midwest production is 211 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 1.4% from last week.

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

Supply

As of October 24, 2008

Gasoline: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 48.3 million barrels—0.4% more than last week's inventory level and 1.1% 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 24, the national stock level is 195 million barrels.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 20.9 million barrels—1.9% less than last week's inventory level and 1.4% less 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 3.6 million barrels—no change from last week's inventory level but 10% 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)

Heating Oil: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 2.4 million barrels—9.1% more than last week's inventory level but no change from 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 23.4 million barrels—6% less than last week's inventory levels and 6% less than last month's level. This week's inventory level is in the normal range. As of October 24, the national inventory level is 60.4 million barrels.

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

Natural Gas: The East Region's inventory, of which Nebraska is a part, is 2,004 billion cubic feet—2.1% more than last week and 84 billion cubic feet above the five-year average. For the week ending October 24, the national inventory level is 3,393 billion cubic feet.

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

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This report was updated on October 30, 2008. Typically, there is one week between updates.