Production

As of October 30, 2009

U.S. Refinery Status: Refineries in the nation are operating at 80.6% capacity.

Gasoline: Midwest production is 2,236 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 1.2% from last week.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest production is 762 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 3.4% from last week.

Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest production is 66 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 38% from last week.

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

Heating Oil: Midwest production is 13 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 69% from last week.

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

Propane: Midwest production is 279 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 5.3% from last week.

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

Supply

As of October 30, 2009

Gasoline: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 48 million barrels—3% less than last week's inventory level and 2.8% less than last month's level. This week's inventory level is in the lower half of the normal range. The Energy Information Administration maintains a benchmark for national stocks at 200 million barrels. As of October 30, the national stock level is 208.3 million barrels.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 26.7 million barrels—no change from last week's inventory level but 5.7% 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 3.1 million barrels—15% more than last week's inventory level and 3.3% 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)

Heating Oil: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 1.6 million barrels—16% less than last week's inventory levels and 5.9% 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)

Propane: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 28.7 million barrels—2.7% less than last week's inventory levels and 6.8% less than last month's level. This week's inventory level is above the normal range. As of October 30, the national inventory level is 69.6 million barrels.

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

Natural Gas: The East Region's inventory, of which Nebraska is a part, is 2,085 billion cubic feet—1.3% more than last week and 123 billion cubic feet above the five-year average. For the week ending October 30, the national inventory level is 3,788 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 November 5, 2009. Typically, there is one week between updates.