Production

As of April 17, 2009

U.S. Refinery Status: Refineries in the nation are operating at 83.4% capacity.

Gasoline: Midwest production is 2,294 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 10.2% from last week.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest production is 824 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 3.5% from last week.

Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest production is 66 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 22% from last week.

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

Heating Oil: Midwest production is 34 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 31% from last week.

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

Propane: Midwest production is 247 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 5.1% from last week.

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

Supply

As of April 17, 2009

Gasoline: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 52.6 million barrels—0.9% less than last week's inventory level but 1.4% more than last month's level. This week's inventory level is above the normal range. The Energy Information Administration maintains a benchmark for national stocks at 200 million barrels. As of April 17, the national stock level is 217.3 million barrels.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 28.4 million barrels—2.9% more than last week's inventory level and 2.2% 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 but 5.6% 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—4.6% less than last week's inventory level and 8.7% 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 14 million barrels—2.9% more than last week's inventory levels and 3.7% more than last month's level. This week's inventory level is above the normal range. As of April 17, the national inventory level is 41.4 million barrels.

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

Natural Gas: The East Region's inventory, of which Nebraska is a part, is 668 billion cubic feet—2.6% more than last week and 17 billion cubic feet above the five-year average. For the week ending April 17, the national inventory level is 1,741 billion cubic feet.

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

This report was updated on April 23, 2009. Typically, there is one week between updates.