Production

As of February 27, 2009

U.S. Refinery Status: Refineries in the nation are operating at 83.1% capacity.

Gasoline: Midwest production is 2,300 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 0.4% from last week.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest production is 793 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 17% from last week.

Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest production is 63 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 4.6% from last week.

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

Heating Oil: Midwest production is 24 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 167% from last week.

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

Propane: Midwest production is 207 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 3.3% from last week.

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

Supply

As of February 27, 2009

Gasoline: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 55.3 million barrels—2.6% more than last week's inventory level and 2.6% more than last month's level. This week's inventory level is in the upper half of the normal range. The Energy Information Administration maintains a benchmark for national stocks at 200 million barrels. As of February 27, the national stock level is 215.5 million barrels.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 29.4 million barrels—0.7% less than last week's inventory level but 4.3% 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 3.9 million barrels—2.6% more than last week's inventory level but 2.5% 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 2.4 million barrels—4% less than last week's inventory level and 17% 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 12.5 million barrels—3.1% less than last week's inventory levels and 5.3% less than last month's level. This week's inventory level is just above the normal range. As of February 27, the national inventory level is 38.3 million barrels.

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

Natural Gas: The East Region's inventory, of which Nebraska is a part, is 793 billion cubic feet—9.5% less than last week and 32 billion cubic feet below the five-year average. For the week ending February 27, the national inventory level is 1,793 billion cubic feet.

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

This report was updated on March 5, 2009. Typically, there is one week between updates.