Production

As of July 31, 2009

U.S. Refinery Status: Refineries in the nation are operating at 84.5% capacity.

Gasoline: Midwest production is 2,061 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 5.3% from last week.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest production is 759 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 2.7% from last week.

Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest production is 44 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 29% from last week.

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

Heating Oil: Midwest production is 23 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 28% from last week.

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

Propane: Midwest production is 245 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 10.6% from last week.

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

Supply

As of July 31, 2009

Gasoline: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 53 million barrels—0.8% more than last week's inventory level and 4.3% more than last month's level. This week's inventory level is in the upper half of the normal range. The Energy Information Administration maintains a benchmark for national stocks at 200 million barrels. As of July 31, the national stock level is 212.9 million barrels.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 27.7 million barrels—1.1% 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.

Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 3.6 million barrels—7.7% less than last week's inventory level but 5.9% 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 2.2 million barrels—no change from the last two weeks' inventory level but 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 28.8 million barrels—4% more than last week's inventory levels and 10.8% 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 31, the national inventory level is 69 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 1,579 billion cubic feet—3.7% more than last week and 146 billion cubic feet above the five-year average. For the week ending July 31, the national inventory level is 3,089 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 August 6, 2009. Typically, there is one week between updates.