Production

As of December 11, 2009

U.S. Refinery Status: Refineries in the nation are operating at 80% capacity.

Gasoline: Midwest production is 2,279 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 2.9% from last week.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest production is 823 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 3% from last week.

Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest production is 67 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 17% from last week.

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

Heating Oil: Midwest production is 10 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 9.1% from last week.

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

Propane: Midwest production is 219 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 1.4% from last week.

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

Supply

As of December 11, 2009

Gasoline: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 50.9 million barrels—1.7% less than last week's inventory level but 2% more than last month's level. This week's inventory level is on the bottom boundary of the normal range. The Energy Information Administration maintains a benchmark for national stocks at 200 million barrels. As of December 11, the national stock level is 217.2 million barrels.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 25 million barrels—1.2% less than last week's inventory level but 2.9% more than last month's level. This week's distillate inventory level is in the upper half of the normal range.

Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 2.7 million barrels—8% more than last week's inventory level but no change from last month's level. This week's distillate inventory level is in the upper half of the normal range.

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

Heating Oil: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 1.7 million barrels—10.5% less than last week's inventory levels and 5.6% less than last month's level. This week's distillate inventory level is in the upper half of the normal range.

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

Propane: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 22.4 million barrels—4.7% less than last week's inventory levels and 10.8% less than last month's level. This week's inventory level is in the normal range. As of December 11, the national inventory level is 57.4 million barrels.

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

Natural Gas: The East Region's inventory, of which Nebraska is a part, is 1,968 billion cubic feet—4.5% less than last week but 179 billion cubic feet above the five-year average. For the week ending December 11, the national inventory level is 3,566 billion cubic feet.

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

This report was updated on December 17, 2009. Typically, there is one week between updates.