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Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report

for week ending January 29, 2016   |   Released: February 4, 2016 at 10:30 a.m.   |   Next Release: February 11, 2016

Working gas in underground storage, Lower 48 states Summary text CSV JSN
    Historical Comparisons
Stocks
billion cubic feet (Bcf)
  Year ago
(01/29/15)
5-year average
(2011-15)
Region 01/29/16 01/22/16 net change implied flow   Bcf % change Bcf % change
East 641     695     -54     -54       559     14.7     570     12.5    
Midwest 767     811     -44     -44       638     20.2     644     19.1    
Mountain 159     164     -5     -5       133     19.5     151     5.3    
Pacific 271     273     -2     -2       273     -0.7     247     9.7    
South Central 1,096     1,143     -47     -47       841     30.3     878     24.8    
   Salt 303     321     -18     -18       248     22.2     206     47.1    
   Nonsalt 793     821     -28     -28       593     33.7     672     18.0    
Total 2,934     3,086     -152     -152       2,444     20.0     2,489     17.9    


Summary

Working gas in storage was 2,934 Bcf as of Friday, January 29, 2016, according to EIA estimates. This represents a net decline of 152 Bcf from the previous week. Stocks were 490 Bcf higher than last year at this time and 445 Bcf above the five-year average of 2,489 Bcf. At 2,934 Bcf, total working gas is within the five-year historical range.

Working Gas in Underground Storage Compared with Five-Year Range

Note: The shaded area indicates the range between the historical minimum and maximum values for the weekly series from 2011 through 2015. The dashed vertical lines indicate current and year-ago weekly periods.