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Production and Supply for
Nebraska and Region

Production

As of March 9, 2012

U.S. Refinery Status: Refineries in the nation are operating at 82.7% capacity, and refineries in the Midwest are operating at 94.0%.

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

Finished Motor Gasoline, Conventional: Midwest production is 1,751 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 0.9% from last week.

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

Finished Motor Gasoline, Conventional, Blended with Fuel Ethanol: Midwest production is 1,780 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 3.0% 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 1,779 thousand barrels per day—an increase of 3.0% 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 832 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 1.8% from last week.

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

Ultra–Low Sulfur Diesel (15 ppm sulfur and under): Midwest production is 927 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 6.7% from last week.

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

Low Sulfur Diesel (>15 ppm to 500 ppm sulfur): Midwest production is 59 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 –6 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 222 thousand barrels per day—a decrease of 9.8% from last week.

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

Supply

As of March 9, 2012

Finished Motor Gasoline, Conventional: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 25.2 million barrels—3.5% less than last week's inventory level and 1.6% less 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 March 9, the national stock level is 228.1 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 6.9 million barrels—1.4% less than last week's inventory level and 5.5% less than last year's level.

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

Ultra–Low Sulfur Diesel (15 ppm sulfur and under): Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 31.3 million barrels—1.3% less than last week's inventory level but 9.8% more than last year's level. This week's total regional distillate inventory level is in the upper 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 1.4 million barrels—less from last week's inventory level and less than last year's level. This week's total regional distillate inventory level is in upper half of the normal range.

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

Heating Oil (>500 ppm sulfur): Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 0.6 million (600,000) barrels—no change from last week's inventory level but less than last year's level. This week's total regional distillate inventory level is in the upper half of the normal range.

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

Propane: Midwest (or PADD II) inventory is 15.9 million barrels—5.9% less than last week's inventory levels but 64% more than last year's level. This week's inventory level is above the normal range. As of March 9, the national inventory level is 42.2 million barrels.

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

Natural Gas: The East Region's inventory, of which Nebraska is a part, is 1,059 billion cubic feet—4.9% less than last week but 340 billion cubic feet above the five–year average. For the week ending March 9, the national inventory level is 2,369 billion cubic feet.

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

This report was updated on March 15, 2012. Typically, there is one week between updates.