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Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report

for week ending March 20, 2015   |   Released: March 26, 2015 at 10:30 a.m.   |   Next Release: April 2, 2015

Working gas in underground storage, lower 48 states Summary text CSV JSN
    Historical Comparisons
Stocks
billion cubic feet (Bcf)
  Year ago
(03/20/14)
5-Year average
(2010-2014)
Region 03/20/15 03/13/15 net change implied flow   (Bcf) % change (Bcf) % change
East 559     581     -22     -22       362     54.4     717     -22.0    
West 344     338     6     6       164     109.8     270     27.4    
Producing 576     548     28     28       378     52.4     685     -15.9    
   Salt 121     108     13     13       65     86.2     138     -12.3    
   Nonsalt 455     440     15     15       314     44.9     547     -16.8    
Total 1,479     1,467     12     12       904     63.6     1,673     -11.6    


Summary

Working gas in storage was 1,479 Bcf as of Friday, March 20, 2015, according to EIA estimates. This represents a net increase of 12 Bcf from the previous week. Stocks were 575 Bcf higher than last year at this time and 194 Bcf below the 5-year average of 1,673 Bcf. In the East Region, stocks were 158 Bcf below the 5-year average following net withdrawals of 22 Bcf. Stocks in the Producing Region were 109 Bcf below the 5-year average of 685 Bcf after a net injection of 28 Bcf. Stocks in the West Region were 74 Bcf above the 5-year average after a net addition of 6 Bcf. At 1,479 Bcf, total working gas is within the 5-year historical range.

Working Gas in Underground Storage Compared with 5-Year Range

Note: The shaded area indicates the range between the historical minimum and maximum values for the weekly series from 2010 through 2014.
Source: Form EIA-912, "Weekly Underground Natural Gas Storage Report." The dashed vertical lines indicate current and year-ago weekly periods.