Production

As of August 14, 2009

U.S. Refinery Status: Refineries in the nation are operating at 84% capacity.

Gasoline: Midwest production is 2,077 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 1.5% from last week.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest production is 755 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 1.1% from last week.

Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest production is 27 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 63% from last week.

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

Heating Oil: Midwest production is 18 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 25% from last week.

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

Propane: Midwest production is 231 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 13.5% from last week.

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

Supply

As of August 14, 2009

Gasoline: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 51.7 million barrels—1.7% less than last week's inventory level and 1.7% less 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 14, the national stock level is 209.8 million barrels.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 27.3 million barrels—0.4% less than last week's inventory level and 0.4% 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 1.9 million barrels—5% less than last week's inventory level and 13.6% 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 30.8 million barrels—4.1% more than last week's inventory levels and 11.2% 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 14, the national inventory level is 69.8 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 1,681 billion cubic feet—2.8% more than last week and 162 billion cubic feet above the five-year average. For the week ending August 14, the national inventory level is 3,204 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 20, 2009. Typically, there is one week between updates.