Production

As of December 4, 2009

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

Gasoline: Midwest production is 2,215 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 2.5% from last week.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest production is 848 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 3% from last week.

Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest production is 81 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 37% from last week.

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

Heating Oil: Midwest production is 11 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 56% from last week.

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

Propane: Midwest production is 222 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 1.3% from last week.

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

Supply

As of December 4, 2009

Gasoline: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 51.8 million barrels—3% more than last week's inventory level and 5.1% 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 December 4, the national stock level is 216.3 million barrels.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 25.3 million barrels—2.4% more than last week's inventory level and 0.8% more than last month's level. This week's distillate inventory level is on the upper boundary of the normal range.

Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 2.5 million barrels—3.9% less than last week's inventory level and 7.4% less than last month's level. This week's distillate inventory level is on the upper boundary of the normal range.

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

Heating Oil: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 1.9 million barrels—5.6% more than last week's inventory levels and 27% more than last month's level. This week's distillate inventory level is on the upper boundary of the normal range.

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

Propane: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 23.5 million barrels—3.3% more than last week's inventory levels but 11% less than last month's level. This week's inventory level is in the upper half of the normal range. As of December 4, the national inventory level is 61.4 million barrels.

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

Natural Gas: The East Region's inventory, of which Nebraska is a part, is 2,061 billion cubic feet—1.5% less than last week but 191 billion cubic feet above the five-year average. For the week ending December 4, the national inventory level is 3,773 billion cubic feet.

(Source: Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report, Energy Information Administration)

This report was updated on December 10, 2009. Typically, there is one week between updates.