Production

As of March 13, 2009

U.S. Refinery Status: Refineries in the nation are operating at 82.1% capacity.

Gasoline: Midwest production is 2,102 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 820 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 6.6% from last week.

Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest production is 71 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 12.7% from last week.

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

Heating Oil: Midwest production is -1 thousand barrels per day. The negative value is a net production number, which means that refiners re-processed more high sulfur (into low- and ultra-low sulfur distillate) than they produced. High sulfur is used almost exclusively as a home heating fuel. Since winter is ending and distillate inventories are high, refiners are shifting production towards low-sulfur transportation diesel.

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

Propane: Midwest production is 194 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 2.5% from last week.

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

Supply

As of March 13, 2009

Gasoline: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 54 million barrels—1.8% less than last week's inventory level but 0.2% 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 March 13, the national stock level is 215.7 million barrels.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 28.7 million barrels—1.7% less than last week's inventory level and 3% less 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 and 2.6% more 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 2.1 million barrels—12.5% less than last week's inventory level and 16% 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 13 million barrels—no change from last week's inventory levels but 0.8% more than last month's level. This week's inventory level is above the normal range. As of March 13, the national inventory level is 37.1 million barrels.

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

Natural Gas: The East Region's inventory, of which Nebraska is a part, is 677 billion cubic feet—3.7% less than last week and 27 billion cubic feet below the five-year average. For the week ending March 13, the national inventory level is 1,651 billion cubic feet.

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

This report was updated on March 19, 2009. Typically, there is one week between updates.