Production

As of March 12, 2010

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

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

Gasoline: Midwest production is 2,225 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 4.9% from last week.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest production is 851 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 4% from last week.

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

Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest production is 36 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 89% from last week.

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

Heating Oil: Midwest production is 23 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 34% from last week.

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

Propane: Midwest production is 256 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 8.5% from last week.

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

Supply

As of March 12, 2010

Gasoline: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 56.4 million barrels—0.9% less than last week's inventory level and 0.9% less than last month's level. This week's inventory level is above the normal range. The Energy Information Administration maintains a benchmark for national stocks at 200 million barrels. As of March 12, the national stock level is 227.3 million barrels.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 26.5 million barrels—1.5% less than last week's inventory level and 6.4% 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)

Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 2.1 million barrels—no change from last week's inventory level but 8.7% 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)

Heating Oil: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 1.6 million barrels—6.7% more than last week's inventory levels and 14% more 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 9.5 million barrels—no change from last week's inventory levels but 11% less than last month's level. This week's inventory level is at the bottom boundary of the normal range. As of March 12, the national inventory level is 25.1 million barrels.

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

Natural Gas: The East Region's inventory, of which Nebraska is a part, is 770 billion cubic feet—2.4% less than last week but 38 billion cubic feet above the five-year average. For the week ending March 12, the national inventory level is 1,615 billion cubic feet.

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

This report was updated on March 18, 2010. Typically, there is one week between updates.