Production

As of September 4, 2009

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

Gasoline: Midwest production is 2,124 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 1.4% from last week.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest production is 814 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 0.6% from last week.

Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest production is 36 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 47% from last week.

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

Heating Oil: Midwest production is 23 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 17.9% from last week.

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

Propane: Midwest production is 258 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 1.9% from last week.

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

Supply

As of September 4, 2009

Gasoline: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 50.6 million barrels—1.4% more than last week's inventory level but 2.1% 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 September 4, the national stock level is 207.2 million barrels.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 27.8 million barrels—1.5% more than last week's inventory level and 1.8% 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 3.3 million barrels—2.9% less than last week's inventory level and 2.9% 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 1.8 million barrels—5.3% less than last week's inventory level and 5.3% 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 30.3 million barrels—2.7% more than last week's inventory levels but 1.6% 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 September 4, 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 1,831 billion cubic feet—3.1% more than last week and 163 billion cubic feet above the five-year average. For the week ending September 4, the national inventory level is 3,392 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 11, 2009. Typically, there is one week between updates.