Production

As of August 28, 2009

U.S. Refinery Status: Refineries in the nation are operating at 87.2% capacity.

Gasoline: Midwest production is 2,094 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 1.6% from last week.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest production is 819 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 3.3% from last week.

Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest production is 68 thousand barrels per day—an increase of more than double from last week.

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

Heating Oil: Midwest production is 28 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 3.7% from last week.

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

Propane: Midwest production is 263 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 12.4% from last week.

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

Supply

As of August 28, 2009

Gasoline: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 49.9 million barrels—3.1% less than last week's inventory level and 5.1% less 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 August 28, the national stock level is 205.1 million barrels.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 27.4 million barrels—0.7% less 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.

Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 3.4 million barrels—2.9% less than last week's inventory level and 5.6% 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)

Heating Oil: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 1.9 million barrels—no change from the last two weeks' inventory level but 5% 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 29.5 million barrels—4.2% less than last week's inventory levels and 0.3% less 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 28, the national inventory level is 69.1 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 1,776 billion cubic feet—3% more than last week and 156 billion cubic feet above the five-year average. For the week ending August 28, the national inventory level is 3,323 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 September 4, 2009. Typically, there is one week between updates.