Production

As of December 17, 2010

U.S. Refinery Status: Refineries in the nation are operating at 87.7% capacity, and refineries in the Midwest are operating at 89.6%.

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

Finished Motor Gasoline, Conventional: Midwest production is 1,832 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 3.7% from last week.

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

Finished Motor Gasoline, Conventional, Blended with Fuel Ethanol: Midwest production is 1,800 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 2% from last week.

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

Finished Motor Gasoline, Conventional, Blended with Fuel Ethanol, Ed55 and Lower: Midwest production is 1,799 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 2% from last week.

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

(Notes: The Energy Information Administration added "Ed55 and Lower" as a subset of Finished Motor Gasoline, Conventional, Blended with Fuel Ethanol. "Ed55 and Lower" refers to finished conventional gasoline blended with fuel ethanol where the denatured fuel ethanol is 55% or less by volume.)

Finished Motor Gasoline, Conventional, Blended with Fuel Ethanol, Greater than Ed55: Midwest production is 1 thousand barrels per day—no change from last week.

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

(Notes: The Energy Information Administration added "Greater than Ed55" as a subset of Finished Motor Gasoline, Conventional, Blended with Fuel Ethanol. "Greater than Ed55" refers to finished conventional motor gasoline blended with fuel ethanol where the denatured fuel ethanol is greater than 55% by volume. E85 gasoline will be reported as "Greater than Ed55".)

Fuel Ethanol: Midwest production is 846 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 5.1% from last week.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel (15 ppm sulfur and under): Midwest production is 934 thousand barrels per day—no change from last week.

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

Low Sulfur Diesel (>15 ppm to 500 ppm sulfur): Midwest production is 58 thousand barrels per day—a decrease from last week.

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

Heating Oil (>500 ppm sulfur): Midwest production is 3 barrels per day—a decrease from last week.

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

Propane: Midwest production is 234 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 0.9% from last week.

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

Supply

As of December 17, 2010

Finished Motor Gasoline, Conventional: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 24.1 million barrels—0.8% less than last week's inventory level and 7.3% less than last year's level. This week's total regional motor gasoline inventory level is below the normal range. The Energy Information Administration maintains a benchmark for national stocks at 200 million barrels. As of December 17, the national stock level is 217.2 million barrels.

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

Finished Motor Gasoline, Conventional, Blended with Fuel Ethanol: Midwest inventory is 0.2 million (200,000) barrels—no change from last week's inventory level. This week's total regional motor gasoline inventory level is below the normal range.

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

Finished Motor Gasoline, Conventional, Blended with Fuel Ethanol, Ed55 and Lower: Midwest inventory is 0.2 million (200,000) barrels—no change from last week's inventory level. This week's total regional motor gasoline inventory level is below the normal range.

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

(Notes: The Energy Information Administration added "Ed55 and Lower" as a subset of Finished Motor Gasoline, Conventional, Blended with Fuel Ethanol. "Ed55 and Lower" refers to finished conventional gasoline blended with fuel ethanol where the denatured fuel ethanol is 55% or less by volume.)

Finished Motor Gasoline, Conventional, Blended with Fuel Ethanol, Greater than Ed55: Midwest inventory is 0 barrels—no change from last week. This week's total regional motor gasoline inventory level is below the normal range.

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

(Notes: The Energy Information Administration added "Greater than Ed55" as a subset of Finished Motor Gasoline, Conventional, Blended with Fuel Ethanol. "Greater than Ed55" refers to finished conventional motor gasoline blended with fuel ethanol where the denatured fuel ethanol is greater than 55% by volume. E85 gasoline will be reported as "Greater than Ed55".)

Fuel Ethanol: Midwest inventory is 6.1 million barrels—1.7% more than last week's inventory level.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel (15 ppm sulfur and under): Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 26.2 million barrels—no change from last week's inventory level but 4% more than last year's level. This week's total regional distillate inventory level is in the lower half of the normal range.

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

Low Sulfur Diesel (>15 ppm to 500 ppm sulfur): Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 1.6 million barrels—no change from last week's inventory level but 41% less than last year's level. This week's total regional distillate inventory level is in the lower half of the normal range.

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

Heating Oil (>500 ppm sulfur): Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 0.8 million (800,000) barrels—11% less than last week's inventory level and 47% less than last year's level. This week's total regional distillate inventory level is in the lower half of the normal range.

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

Propane: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 24.8 million barrels—7.8% less than last week's inventory levels but 17% more than last year's level. This week's inventory level is above the normal range. As of December 17, the national inventory level is 57.7 million barrels.

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

Natural Gas: The East Region's inventory, of which Nebraska is a part, is 1,774 billion cubic feet—6.2% less than last week but 27 billion cubic feet above the five-year average. For the week ending December 17, the national inventory level is 3,368 billion cubic feet.

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

This report was updated on December 23, 2010. Typically, there is one week between updates.