Production

As of January 6, 2012

U.S. Refinery Status: Refineries in the nation are operating at 85.6% capacity, and refineries in the Midwest are operating at 97.8%.

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

Finished Motor Gasoline, Conventional: Midwest production is 1,878 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 1.2% from last week.

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

Finished Motor Gasoline, Conventional, Blended with Fuel Ethanol: Midwest production is 1,619 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 3.2% 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 1,618 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 3.2% 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—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 872 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 2.2% from last week.

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

Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel (15 ppm sulfur and under): Midwest production is 1,099 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 3.7% from last week.

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

Low Sulfur Diesel (>15 ppm to 500 ppm sulfur): Midwest production is 57 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 –14 barrels per day—a decrease from last week. [If the value is negative: 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.]

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

Propane: Midwest production is 263 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 5.6% from last week.

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

Supply

As of January 6, 2012

Finished Motor Gasoline, Conventional: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 25.2 million barrels—1.6% more than last week's inventory level and 5.0% more than last year's level. This week's total regional motor gasoline inventory level is in the normal range. The Energy Information Administration maintains a benchmark for national stocks at 200 million barrels. As of January 6, the national stock level is 223.8 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 in 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 in 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 in 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 6.4 million barrels—12.3% 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 28.6 million barrels—2.5% more than last week's inventory level but no change from last year's level. This week's total regional distillate inventory level is near the upper boundary 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 1.5 million barrels—a decrease from last week's inventory level and less than last year's level. This week's total regional distillate inventory level is near the upper boundary of the normal range.

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

Heating Oil (>500 ppm sulfur): Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 0.9 million (900,000) barrels—a decrease from last week's inventory level but no change from last year's level. This week's total regional distillate inventory level is near the upper boundary of the normal range.

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

Propane: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 23.0 million barrels—0.4% less than last week's inventory levels but 7.0% more than last year's level. This week's inventory level is above the normal range. As of January 6, the national inventory level is 54.3 million barrels.

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

Natural Gas: The East Region's inventory, of which Nebraska is a part, is 1,754 billion cubic feet—4.2% less than last week but 194 billion cubic feet above the five-year average. For the week ending January 6, the national inventory level is 3,377 billion cubic feet.

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

This report was updated on January 13, 2012. Typically, there is one week between updates.