Production

As of September 25, 2009

U.S. Refinery Status: Refineries in the nation are operating at 84.6% capacity.

Gasoline: Midwest production is 2,166 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 0.3% from last week.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest production is 756 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 3% from last week.

Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest production is 75 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 1.3% from last week.

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

Heating Oil: Midwest production is 42 thousand barrels per day—an increase of nearly four times from last week.

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

Propane: Midwest production is 244 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 2.4% from last week.

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

Supply

As of September 25, 2009

Gasoline: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 50 million barrels—2.7% less than last week's inventory level and 1.2% more 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 25, the national stock level is 211.5 million barrels.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 28.1 million barrels—0.4% more than last week's inventory level but 1.1% 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—no change from last week's inventory level but 6.1% 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—11.8% more than last week's inventory level and 5.6% more 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 million barrels—0.3% less than last week's inventory levels but 2.3% 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 25, the national inventory level is 72.8 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 1,955 billion cubic feet—2% more than last week and 144 billion cubic feet above the five-year average. For the week ending September 25, the national inventory level is 3,589 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 October 19, 2009. Typically, there is one week between updates.