Production

As of January 2, 2009

U.S. Refinery Status: Refineries in the nation are operating at 84.6% capacity.

Gasoline: Midwest production is 2,457 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 16% from last week.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest production is 943 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 2.1% from last week.

Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest production is 81 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 3.6% from last week.

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

Heating Oil: Midwest production is 29 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 32% from last week.

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

Propane: Midwest production is 187 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 11% from last week.

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

Supply

As of January 2, 2009

Gasoline: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 48.1 million barrels—2.8% more than last week's inventory level and 1.7% 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 January 2, the national stock level is 211.4 million barrels.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 23.2 million barrels—4% more than last week's inventory level and 10.5% more than last month's level. This week's distillate inventory level is in the lower half of the normal range.

Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 3.7 million barrels—5.1% less than last week's inventory level but 2.8% more than last month's level. This week's distillate inventory level is in the lower half of the normal range.

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

Heating Oil: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 2.8 million barrels—7.7% more than last week's inventory level and 12% more than last month's level. This week's distillate inventory level is in the lower half of the normal range.

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

Propane: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 18.1 million barrels—1.6% less than last week's inventory levels and 8.6% less than last month's level. This week's inventory level is just below the normal range. As of January 2, the national inventory level is 56.3 million barrels.

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

Natural Gas: The East Region's inventory, of which Nebraska is a part, is 1,540 billion cubic feet—3.1% less than last week and 18 billion cubic feet below the five-year average. For the week ending January 2, the national inventory level is 2,830 billion cubic feet.

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

This report was updated on January 8, 2009. Typically, there is one week between updates.