Production

As of May 29, 2009

U.S. Refinery Status: Refineries in the nation are operating at 86.3% capacity.

Gasoline: Midwest production is 2,033 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 4.6% from last week.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest production is 803 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 0.8% from last week.

Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest production is 52 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 15.6% from last week.

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

Heating Oil: Midwest production is 20 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 25% from last week.

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

Propane: Midwest production is 263 thousand barrels per day—no change from last week.

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

Supply

As of May 29, 2009

Gasoline: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 47.2 million barrels—1.3% more than last week's inventory level but 4.3% 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 29, the national stock level is 203.2 million barrels.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 26.9 million barrels—1.9% more than last week's inventory level but 2.9% 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 3.4 million barrels—5.6% less than last week's inventory level and 12.8% 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 2.1 million barrels—5% more than last week's inventory level but 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 19.6 million barrels—6.5% more than last week's inventory levels and 19.5% 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 29, the national inventory level is 51.3 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 1,024 billion cubic feet—7.5% more than last week and 74 billion cubic feet above the five-year average. For the week ending May 29, the national inventory level is 2,337 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 June 5, 2009. Typically, there is one week between updates.