Production

As of March 27, 2009

U.S. Refinery Status: Refineries in the nation are operating at 81.7% capacity.

Gasoline: Midwest production is 2,096 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 0.8% from last week.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest production is 780 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 5.4% from last week.

Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest production is 49 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 22% from last week.

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

Heating Oil: Midwest production is 18 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 14% from last week.

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

Propane: Midwest production is 203 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 2.5% from last week.

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

Supply

As of March 27, 2009

Gasoline: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 51.9 million barrels—0.8% more than last week's inventory level but 5.6% less 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 March 27, the national stock level is 216.8 million barrels.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 27.8 million barrels—1.4% less than last week's inventory level and 4.8% 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 3.6 million barrels—7.7% less than last week's inventory level and 5.3% 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)

Heating Oil: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 2.3 million barrels—4.6% more than last week's inventory level but 4.2% 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 13.5 million barrels—2.3% more than last week's inventory levels and 3.9% more than last month's level. This week's inventory level is above the normal range. As of March 27, the national inventory level is 38.4 million barrels.

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

Natural Gas: The East Region's inventory, of which Nebraska is a part, is 641 billion cubic feet—3.5% less than last week but 12 billion cubic feet above the five-year average. For the week ending March 27, the national inventory level is 1,654 billion cubic feet.

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

This report was updated on April 3, 2009. Typically, there is one week between updates.