Production

As of August 21, 2009

U.S. Refinery Status: Refineries in the nation are operating at 84.1% capacity.

Gasoline: Midwest production is 2,129 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 2.5% from last week.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest production is 793 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 5% from last week.

Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest production is 30 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 11% from last week.

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

Heating Oil: Midwest production is 27 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 50% from last week.

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

Propane: Midwest production is 234 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 1.3% from last week.

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

Supply

As of August 21, 2009

Gasoline: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 51.5 million barrels—0.4% less than last week's inventory level and 2.8% 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 21, the national stock level is 208.1 million barrels.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 27.6 million barrels—1.1% more than last week's inventory level but 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 3.5 million barrels—2.9% more than last week's inventory level but 2.8% 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—no change from last week's inventory level but 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—no change from last week's inventory levels but 6.9% 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 21, the national inventory level is 70.7 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 1,724 billion cubic feet—2.6% more than last week and 153 billion cubic feet above the five-year average. For the week ending August 21, the national inventory level is 3,258 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 27, 2009. Typically, there is one week between updates.