Production

As of October 16, 2009

U.S. Refinery Status: Refineries in the nation are operating at 81.1% capacity.

Gasoline: Midwest production is 2,180 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 7.9% from last week.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest production is 765 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 2.3% from last week.

Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest production is 59 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 9.2% from last week.

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

Heating Oil: Midwest production is 42 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 31% from last week.

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

Propane: Midwest production is 257 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 2.3% from last week.

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

Supply

As of October 16, 2009

Gasoline: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 49.6 million barrels—0.4% more than last week's inventory level but 0.8% 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 October 16, the national stock level is 206.9 million barrels.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 28.1 million barrels—0.7% 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 million barrels—no change from last week's inventory level but 3.2% 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—no change from the last two weeks' inventory levels but 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 30.3 million barrels—1.6% less than last week's inventory levels and 2.3% less than last month's level. This week's inventory level is above the normal range.

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

Natural Gas: The East Region's inventory, of which Nebraska is a part, is 2,041 billion cubic feet—0.5% more than last week and 114 billion cubic feet above the five-year average. For the week ending October 16, the national inventory level is 3,734 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 23, 2009. Typically, there is one week between updates.