Production

As of May 15, 2009

U.S. Refinery Status: Refineries in the nation are operating at 81.8% capacity.

Gasoline: Midwest production is 1,969 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 1.4% from last week.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest production is 804 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 3.5% from last week.

Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest production is 44 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 23% from last week.

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

Heating Oil: Midwest production is 26 thousand barrels per day—an increase from last week.

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

Propane: Midwest production is 245 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 5.2% from last week.

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

Supply

As of May 15, 2009

Gasoline: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 47.6 million barrels—3.5% less than last week's inventory level and 8.8% less than last month's level. This week's inventory level is below the normal range. The Energy Information Administration maintains a benchmark for national stocks at 200 million barrels. As of May 15, the national stock level is 204 million barrels.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 27 million barrels—2.5% less than last week's inventory level and 1.5% 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 3.8 million barrels—2.6% less than last week's inventory level but 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—no change from last week's inventory level but 4.4% 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 17.6 million barrels—7.3% more than last week's inventory levels and 18.1% more than last month's level. This week's inventory level is above the normal range. The Energy Information Administration estimates 25 million barrels in storage by the end of September to be a benchmark for the Midwest. As of May 15, the national inventory level is 48 million barrels. Industry observers believe a 70-million-barrel level for national inventory is adequate prior to the start of the heating season.

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

Natural Gas: The East Region's inventory, of which Nebraska is a part, is 892 billion cubic feet—7.9% more than last week and 55 billion cubic feet above the five-year average. For the week ending May 15, the national inventory level is 2,116 billion cubic feet. Close to three trillion cubic feet by November 1 is considered adequate for winter demand under most conditions.

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

This report was updated on May 22, 2009. Typically, there is one week between updates.