Production

As of October 23, 2009

U.S. Refinery Status: Refineries in the nation are operating at 81.8% capacity.

Gasoline: Midwest production is 2,264 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 3.9% from last week.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest production is 737 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 3.7% from last week.

Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest production is 48 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 19% from last week.

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

Heating Oil: Midwest production is 42 thousand barrels per day—no change from last week.

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

Propane: Midwest production is 265 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 3.1% from last week.

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

Supply

As of October 23, 2009

Gasoline: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 49.5 million barrels—0.2% less than last week's inventory level and 2.4% 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 23, the national stock level is 208.6 million barrels.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 26.7 million barrels—5% less than last week's inventory level and 6.3% less 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 2.7 million barrels—10% less than last week's inventory level and 16% 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—12% more than last week's inventory levels and 12% 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 29.5 million barrels—2.6% less than last week's inventory levels and 5.8% 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 2,058 billion cubic feet—0.8% more than last week and 109 billion cubic feet above the five-year average. For the week ending October 23, the national inventory level is 3,759 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 29, 2009. Typically, there is one week between updates.