Production

As of April 9, 2010

U.S. Refinery Status: Refineries in the nation are operating at 85.6% capacity.

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

Gasoline: Midwest production is 2,262 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 7% from last week.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest production is 842 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 13.8% from last week.

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

Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest production is 43 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 37% from last week.

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

Heating Oil: Midwest production is -5 thousand barrels per day. The negative value is a net production number, which means that refiners re-processed more high sulfur (into low- and ultra-low sulfur distillate) than they produced. High sulfur is used almost exclusively as a home heating fuel. Since winter is ending and distillate inventories are high, refiners are shifting production towards low-sulfur transportation diesel.

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

Propane: Midwest production is 257 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 2.3% from last week.

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

Supply

As of April 9, 2010

Gasoline: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 53.9 million barrels—2% less than last week's inventory level and 2.5% 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 April 9, the national stock level is 221.3 million barrels.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 25.1 million barrels—2.9% more than last week's inventory level but 2.3% 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 2.8 million barrels—7.7% more than last week's inventory level and 27% 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)

Heating Oil: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 1.5 million barrels—6.3% less than last week's inventory level and 12% 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 11.3 million barrels—6.6% more than last week's inventory levels and 14% more than last month's level. This week's inventory level is in the upper half of the normal range. As of April 9, the national inventory level is 29.1 million barrels.

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

Natural Gas: The East Region's inventory, of which Nebraska is a part, is 795 billion cubic feet—6% more than last week and 126 billion cubic feet above the five-year average. For the week ending April 9, the national inventory level is 1,756 billion cubic feet.

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

This report was updated on April 16, 2010. Typically, there is one week between updates.