Production

As of May 21, 2010

U.S. Refinery Status: Refineries in the nation are operating at 87.8% capacity.

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

Gasoline: Midwest production is 2,215 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 0.8% from last week.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest production is 961 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 0.5% from last week.

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

Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest production is 64 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 21% from last week.

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

Heating Oil: Midwest production is -4 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 307 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 2.5% from last week.

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

Supply

As of May 21, 2010

Gasoline: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 51.6 million barrels—1% more than last week's inventory level but 1% less than last month's level. This week's inventory level is in the upper half of the normal range. The Energy Information Administration maintains a benchmark for national stocks at 200 million barrels. As of May 21, the national stock level is 221.6 million barrels.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 25.5 million barrels—1.2% 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.

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

Low Sulfur Diesel: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 2.6 million barrels—13% more than last week's inventory level and 8.3% 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 1.4 million barrels—12.5% less than last week's inventory level and 17.7% 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 16.9 million barrels—1.2% less than last week's inventory levels but 11.2% more than last month's level. This week's inventory level is above the normal range. As of May 21, the national inventory level is 39.7 million barrels.

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

Natural Gas: The East Region's inventory, of which Nebraska is a part, is 1,047 billion cubic feet—5.5% more than last week and 117 billion cubic feet above the five-year average. For the week ending May 21, the national inventory level is 2,269 billion cubic feet.

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

This report was updated on June 1, 2010. Typically, there is one week between updates.