Production

As of December 18, 2009

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

Gasoline: Midwest production is 2,242 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 1.6% from last week.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest production is 902 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 9.6% from last week.

Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest production is 51 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 24% from last week.

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

Heating Oil: Midwest production is 15 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 50% from last week.

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

Propane: Midwest production is 247 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 13% from last week.

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

Supply

As of December 18, 2009

Gasoline: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 50.2 million barrels—1.4% less than last week's inventory level and 0.2% less than last month's level. This week's inventory level is below the normal range. The Energy Information Administration maintains a benchmark for national stocks at 200 million barrels. As of December 18, 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 25.2 million barrels—0.8% more than last week's inventory level and 2% more than last month's level. This week's distillate inventory level is in the normal range.

Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 2.7 million barrels—no change from last week's inventory level but 3.9% more than last month's level. This week's distillate inventory level is in the normal range.

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

Heating Oil: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 1.5 million barrels—11.8% less than last week's inventory levels and 16.7% less than last month's level. This week's distillate inventory level is in the normal range.

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

Propane: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 21.2 million barrels—5.4% less than last week's inventory levels and 12.8% less than last month's level. This week's inventory level is in the lower half of the normal range. As of December 18, the national inventory level is 54 million barrels.

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

Natural Gas: The East Region's inventory, of which Nebraska is a part, is 1,869 billion cubic feet—5% less than last week but 162 billion cubic feet above the five-year average. For the week ending December 18, the national inventory level is 3,400 billion cubic feet.

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

This report was updated on December 28, 2009. Typically, there is one week between updates.