Production

As of August 7, 2009

U.S. Refinery Status: Refineries in the nation are operating at 83.5% capacity.

Gasoline: Midwest production is 2,046 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 0.7% from last week.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest production is 763 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 0.5% from last week.

Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest production is 72 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 64% from last week.

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

Heating Oil: Midwest production is 24 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 4.4% from last week.

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

Propane: Midwest production is 267 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 9% from last week.

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

Supply

As of August 7, 2009

Gasoline: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 52.6 million barrels—0.8% less than last week's inventory level but 1.5% 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 August 7, the national stock level is 211.9 million barrels.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 27.4 million barrels—1.1% less than last week's inventory level and 2.5% 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 3.6 million barrels—no change from last week's inventory level but 2.9% 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 million barrels—9.1% less than last week's inventory level and 9.1% 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 29.6 million barrels—2.8% more than last week's inventory levels and 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 August 7, the national inventory level is 69.5 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 1,635 billion cubic feet—3.6% more than last week and 163 billion cubic feet above the five-year average. For the week ending August 7, the national inventory level is 3,152 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 18, 2009. Typically, there is one week between updates.