Production

As of December 12, 2008

U.S. Refinery Status: Refineries in the nation are operating at 84.1% capacity.

Gasoline: Midwest production is 2,244 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 5.2% from last week.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest production is 931 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 6.3% from last week.

Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest production is 41 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 57% 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 186 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 21% from last week.

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

Supply

As of December 12, 2008

Gasoline: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 47.3 million barrels—no change from last week's inventory level but 3.1% less 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 December 12, the national stock level is 204 million barrels.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 21 million barrels—3.5% more than last week's inventory level and 7.1% 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 3.6 million barrels—2.9% more than last week's inventory level but 5.3% less 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 2.5 million barrels—7.4% less than last week's inventory level but 4.2% 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 19.8 million barrels—7% less than last week's inventory levels and 8.8% less than last month's level. This week's inventory level is below the normal range. As of December 12, the national inventory level is 58.8 million barrels.

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

Natural Gas: The East Region's inventory, of which Nebraska is a part, is 1,780 billion cubic feet—4.9% less than last week but 23 billion cubic feet above the five-year average. For the week ending December 12, the national inventory level is 3,167 billion cubic feet.

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

This report was updated on December 18, 2008. Typically, there is one week between updates.