Production

As of May 20, 2011

U.S. Refinery Status: Refineries in the nation are operating at 86.3% capacity, and refineries in the Midwest are operating at 91.2%.

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

Finished Motor Gasoline, Conventional: Midwest production is 1,866 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 1.1% from last week.

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

Finished Motor Gasoline, Conventional, Blended with Fuel Ethanol: Midwest production is 1,812 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 0.4% 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 1,810 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 0.5% 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—a decrease 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 839 thousand barrels per day—an increase from last week.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel (15 ppm sulfur and under): Midwest production is 755 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 3.2% from last week.

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

Low Sulfur Diesel (>15 ppm to 500 ppm sulfur): Midwest production is 81 thousand barrels per day—an increase from last week.

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

Heating Oil (>500 ppm sulfur): Midwest production is 29 barrels per day—an increase from last week.

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

Propane: Midwest production is 274 thousand barrels per day—an increase from last week.

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

Supply

As of May 20, 2011

Finished Motor Gasoline, Conventional: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 22.3 million barrels—3.2% more than last week's inventory level but 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 May 20, the national stock level is 209.7 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—an increase 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—an increase 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 7.1 million barrels—no change 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 24 million barrels—7.3% less than last week's inventory level and 5.9% less than last year's level. This week's total regional distillate inventory level is below 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 1.5 million barrels—15.4% more than last week's inventory level but 42% less than last year's level. This week's total regional distillate inventory level is below 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—20% more than last week's inventory level but 14% less than last year's level. This week's total regional distillate inventory level is below the normal range.

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

Propane: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 14 million barrels—5.3% more than last week's inventory levels but 17% less than last year's level. This week's inventory level is at the bottom boundary of the normal range. As of May 20, the national inventory level is 31.6 million barrels.

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

Natural Gas: The East Region's inventory, of which Nebraska is a part, is 860 billion cubic feet—7% more than last week but 110 billion cubic feet below the five-year average. For the week ending May 20, the national inventory level is 2,024 billion cubic feet.

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

This report was updated on May 27, 2011. Typically, there is one week between updates.