Production

As of October 31, 2008

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

Gasoline: Midwest production is 2,024 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 0.9% from last week.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest production is 915 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 3.2% from last week.

Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest production is 79 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 9.7% from last week.

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

Heating Oil: Midwest production is 33 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 40% from last week.

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

Propane: Midwest production is 223 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 5.7% from last week.

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

Supply

As of October 31, 2008

Gasoline: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 47.9 million barrels—0.8% less than last week's inventory level and 1.6% 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 31, the national stock level is 196.1 million barrels.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 21.1 million barrels—1% more than last week's inventory level and 1.4% more than last month's level. This week's distillate inventory level is above the normal range.

Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 4 million barrels—11.1% more than last week's inventory level and 5.3% more than last month's level. This week's distillate inventory level is above the normal range.

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

Heating Oil: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 2.5 million barrels—4.2% more than last week's inventory level and 4.2% more than last month's level. This week's distillate inventory level is above the normal range.

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

Propane: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 23.1 million barrels—1.3% less than last week's inventory levels and 8.7% less than last month's level. This week's inventory level is in the normal range. As of October 31, 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 2,010 billion cubic feet—0.3% more than last week and 74 billion cubic feet above the five-year average. For the week ending October 31, the national inventory level is 3,405 billion cubic feet.

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

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This report was updated on November 6, 2008. Typically, there is one week between updates.