Production

As of March 20, 2009

U.S. Refinery Status: Refineries in the nation are operating at 82% capacity.

Gasoline: Midwest production is 2,112 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 0.5% from last week.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest production is 740 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 9.8% from last week.

Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest production is 63 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 11.3% from last week.

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

Heating Oil: Midwest production is 21 thousand barrels per day—an increase from last week.

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

Propane: Midwest production is 198 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 2.1% from last week.

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

Supply

As of March 20, 2009

Gasoline: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 51.5 million barrels—4.6% less than last week's inventory level and 6.9% less than last month's level. This week's inventory level is at the bottom boundary of the normal range. The Energy Information Administration maintains a benchmark for national stocks at 200 million barrels. As of March 20, the national stock level is 214.6 million barrels.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 28.2 million barrels—1.7% less than last week's inventory level and 4.1% 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—no change from last week's inventory level and no change from 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 2.2 million barrels—4.8% more than last week's inventory level but 8.3% 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 13.2 million barrels—1.5% more than last week's inventory levels and 5.6% more than last month's level. This week's inventory level is above the normal range. As of March 20, the national inventory level is 37.7 million barrels.

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

Natural Gas: The East Region's inventory, of which Nebraska is a part, is 664 billion cubic feet—1.9% less than last week but six billion cubic feet above the five-year average. For the week ending March 20, the national inventory level is 1,654 billion cubic feet.

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

This report was updated on March 26, 2009. Typically, there is one week between updates.