Production

As of December 5, 2008

U.S. Refinery Status: Refineries in the nation are operating at 87.4% capacity.

Gasoline: Midwest production is 2,368 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 18% from last week.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest production is 994 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 6.7% from last week.

Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest production is 95 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 10.5% from last week.

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

Heating Oil: Midwest production is 55 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 67% from last week.

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

Propane: Midwest production is 235 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 15% from last week.

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

Supply

As of December 5, 2008

Gasoline: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 47.3 million barrels—1.1% less than last week's inventory level and 2.1% less last month's level. This week's inventory level is farther below the normal range. The Energy Information Administration maintains a benchmark for national stocks at 200 million barrels. As of December 5, the national stock level is 202.7 million barrels.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 20.3 million barrels—1.5% more than last week's inventory level and 1% more than last month's level. This week's distillate inventory level is on the bottom boundary of the normal range.

Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 3.5 million barrels—5.4% less than last week's inventory level but 2.9% more than last month's level. This week's distillate inventory level is on the bottom boundary of the normal range.

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

Heating Oil: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 2.7 million barrels—3.9% more than last week's inventory level and 17% more than last month's level. This week's distillate inventory level is on the bottom boundary of the normal range.

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

Propane: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 21.3 million barrels—0.5% less than last week's inventory levels and 4.1% less than last month's level. This week's inventory level is at the bottom boundary of the normal range. As of December 5, 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 1,871 billion cubic feet—3% less than last week and 36 billion cubic feet above the five-year average. For the week ending December 5, the national inventory level is 3,291 billion cubic feet.

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

This report was updated on December 12, 2008. Typically, there is one week between updates.