Production

As of September 18, 2009

U.S. Refinery Status: Refineries in the nation are operating at 85.6% capacity.

Gasoline: Midwest production is 2,172 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 4.6% from last week.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest production is 779 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 2.4% from last week.

Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest production is 76 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 31% from last week.

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

Heating Oil: Midwest production is 11 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 73% from last week.

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

Propane: Midwest production is 250 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 2.5% from last week.

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

Supply

As of September 18, 2009

Gasoline: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 51.4 million barrels—2.4% more than last week's inventory level and 3% 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 September 18, the national stock level is 213.1 million barrels.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 28 million barrels—1.4% less than last week's inventory level but 2.2% 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 3.1 million barrels—8.8% less than last week's inventory level but 8.8% 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 1.7 million barrels—5.6% less than last week's inventory level and 10.5% 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 31.1 million barrels—2% more than last week's inventory levels and 5.4% 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 September 18, the national inventory level is 72 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 1,917 billion cubic feet—2.2% more than last week and 149 billion cubic feet above the five-year average. For the week ending September 18, the national inventory level is 3,525 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 24, 2009. Typically, there is one week between updates.