Production

As of February 20, 2009

U.S. Refinery Status: Refineries in the nation are operating at 81.4% capacity.

Gasoline: Midwest production is 2,291 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 5.3% from last week.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest production is 950 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 10.6% from last week.

Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest production is 66 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 1.5% from last week.

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

Heating Oil: Midwest production is 9 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 55% from last week.

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

Propane: Midwest production is 214 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 5.4% from last week.

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

Supply

As of February 20, 2009

Gasoline: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 53.9 million barrels—1.1% less than last week's inventory level but 2.7% more than last month's level. This week's inventory level is in the normal range. The Energy Information Administration maintains a benchmark for national stocks at 200 million barrels. As of February 20, the national stock level is 215.3 million barrels.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 29.6 million barrels—5% more than last week's inventory level and 8.4% 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 3.8 million barrels—2.6% less than last week's inventory level and 9.5% less 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—10.7% less than last week's inventory level and 24% less 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 12.9 million barrels—3.2% more than last week's inventory levels but 2.3% less than last month's level. This week's inventory level is just above the normal range. As of February 20, the national inventory level is 39.4 million barrels.

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

Natural Gas: The East Region's inventory, of which Nebraska is a part, is 876 billion cubic feet—7.5% less than last week and 32 billion cubic feet below the five-year average. For the week ending February 20, the national inventory level is 1,895 billion cubic feet.

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

This report was updated on February 27, 2009. Typically, there is one week between updates.