Production

As of May 7, 2010

U.S. Refinery Status: Refineries in the nation are operating at 88.4% capacity.

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

Gasoline: Midwest production is 2,239 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 0.3% from last week.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest production is 934 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 11.7% from last week.

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

Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest production is 49 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 26% from last week.

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

Heating Oil: Midwest production is -3 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 has ended 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 274 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 4.2% from last week.

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

Supply

As of May 7, 2010

Gasoline: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 52.7 million barrels—1.2% more than last week's inventory level but 3.3% 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 May 7, the national stock level is 222.1 million barrels.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 25 million barrels—no change from last week's inventory level but 1.2% 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)

Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 2.4 million barrels—no change from last week's inventory level but 4% 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)

Heating Oil: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 1.5 million barrels—11.8% less than last week's inventory level and 11.8% 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 15.9 million barrels—4.6% more than last week's inventory levels and 35% more than last month's level. This week's inventory level is above the normal range. As of May 7, the national inventory level is 38.9 million barrels.

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

Natural Gas: The East Region's inventory, of which Nebraska is a part, is 958 billion cubic feet—5.9% more than last week and 145 billion cubic feet above the five-year average. For the week ending May 7, the national inventory level is 2,089 billion cubic feet.

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

This report was updated on May 13, 2010. Typically, there is one week between updates.