Production

As of July 17, 2009

U.S. Refinery Status: Refineries in the nation are operating at 85.8% capacity.

Gasoline: Midwest production is 2,249 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 2% from last week.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest production is 786 thousand barrels per day—no change from the last two weeks.

Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest production is 66 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 35% from last week.

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

Heating Oil: Midwest production is 32 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 6.7% from last week.

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

Propane: Midwest production is 266 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 2.2% from last week.

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

Supply

As of July 17, 2009

Gasoline: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 51.8 million barrels—2% more than last week's inventory level and 3.6% more 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 July 17, the national stock level is 215.4 million barrels.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 28.1 million barrels—4.1% more than last week's inventory level and 6.8% 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 3.5 million barrels—2.9% more 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—4.8% more than last week's inventory level and 4.8% 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)

Propane: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 27.4 million barrels—13.9% more than last week's inventory levels and 16.6% 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 July 17, the national inventory level is 66.4 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 1,467 billion cubic feet—4% more than last week and 122 billion cubic feet above the five-year average. For the week ending July 17, the national inventory level is 2,952 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 July 23, 2009. Typically, there is one week between updates.