Production

As of May 1, 2009

U.S. Refinery Status: Refineries in the nation are operating at 85.3% capacity.

Gasoline: Midwest production is 2,044 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 2.5% from last week.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest production is 805 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 2.7% from last week.

Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest production is 70 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 35% from last week.

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

Heating Oil: Midwest production is 21 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 30% from last week.

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

Propane: Midwest production is 235 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 5.2% from last week.

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

Supply

As of May 1, 2009

Gasoline: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 50.1 million barrels—4% less than last week's inventory level and 5.7% 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 May 1, the national stock level is 212.4 million barrels.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 28.8 million barrels—5.1% more than last week's inventory level and 4.4% 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 4 million barrels—5.3% 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—8.7% less than last week's inventory level and 4.6% 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 15.9 million barrels—6.7% more than last week's inventory levels and 16.9% more than last month's level. This week's inventory level is above the normal range. As of May 1, the national inventory level is 45.5 million barrels.

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

Natural Gas: The East Region's inventory, of which Nebraska is a part, is 768 billion cubic feet—8.2% more than last week and 37 billion cubic feet above the five-year average. For the week ending May 1, the national inventory level is 1,918 billion cubic feet.

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

This report was updated on May 15, 2009. Typically, there is one week between updates.