Production

As of December 19, 2008

U.S. Refinery Status: Refineries in the nation are operating at 84.7% capacity.

Gasoline: Midwest production is 2,222 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 1% from last week.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest production is 891 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 4.3% from last week.

Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest production is 80 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 95% from last week.

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

Heating Oil: Midwest production is 44 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 33% from last week.

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

Propane: Midwest production is 177 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 4.8% from last week.

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

Supply

As of December 19, 2008

Gasoline: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 46.8 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 below the normal range. The Energy Information Administration maintains a benchmark for national stocks at 200 million barrels. As of December 19, the national stock level is 207.3 million barrels.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 22.1 million barrels—5.2% more than last week's inventory level and 10.5% 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—no change from last week's inventory level but 2.7% 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 2.9 million barrels—16% more than last week's inventory level and 11.5% 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 19.6 million barrels—1% less than last week's inventory levels and 8.4% less than last month's level. This week's inventory level is just below the normal range. As of December 19, the national inventory level is 58.2 million barrels.

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

Natural Gas: The East Region's inventory, of which Nebraska is a part, is 1,689 billion cubic feet—5.1% less than last week but 15 billion cubic feet above the five-year average. For the week ending December 19, the national inventory level is 3,020 billion cubic feet.

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

This report was updated on December 29, 2008. Typically, there is one week between updates.