Production

As of April 29, 2011

U.S. Refinery Status: Refineries in the nation are operating at 82.8% capacity, and refineries in the Midwest are operating at 88.1%.

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

Finished Motor Gasoline, Conventional: Midwest production is 1,893 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 12.3% from last week.

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

Finished Motor Gasoline, Conventional, Blended with Fuel Ethanol: Midwest production is 1,804 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 8.3% 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 1,802 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 8.3% 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 2 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 824 thousand barrels per day—a decrease from last week.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel (15 ppm sulfur and under): Midwest production is 822 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 7.7% from last week.

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

Low Sulfur Diesel (>15 ppm to 500 ppm sulfur): Midwest production is 51 thousand barrels per day—no change from last week.

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

Heating Oil (>500 ppm sulfur): Midwest production is 9 barrels per day—a decrease from last week.

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

Propane: Midwest production is 255 thousand barrels per day—an increase from last week.

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

Supply

As of April 29, 2011

Finished Motor Gasoline, Conventional: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 22.7 million barrels—2.2% less than last week's inventory level and 17% 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 April 29, the national stock level is 204.5 million barrels.

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

Finished Motor Gasoline, Conventional, Blended with Fuel Ethanol: Midwest inventory is 0.1 million (100,000) 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 0.1 million (100,000) 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 6.8 million barrels—an increase from 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 27.9 million barrels—1.8% less than last week's inventory level but 11.6% more than last year's level. This week's total regional distillate inventory level is in 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 1.3 million barrels—19% less than last week's inventory level and 46% less than last year's level. This week's total regional distillate inventory level is in the normal range.

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

Heating Oil (>500 ppm sulfur): Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 1.2 million barrels—no change from last week's inventory level but 29% less than last year's level. This week's total regional distillate inventory level is in the normal range.

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

Propane: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 11.2 million barrels—8.7% more than last week's inventory levels but 26% less than last year's level. This week's inventory level is just below the normal range. As of April 29, the national inventory level is 27.8 million barrels.

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

Natural Gas: The East Region's inventory, of which Nebraska is a part, is 707 billion cubic feet—6.2% more than last week but 98 billion cubic feet below the five-year average. For the week ending April 29, the national inventory level is 1,757 billion cubic feet.

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

This report was updated on May 5, 2011. Typically, there is one week between updates.