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Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report

for week ending April 18, 2014   |   Released: April 24, 2014 at 10:30 a.m.   |   Next Release: May 1, 2014

Working gas in underground storage, lower 48 states Summary text CSV JSN
    Historical Comparisons
Stocks
billion cubic feet (Bcf)
  Year ago
(04/18/13)
5-Year average
(2009-2013)
Region 04/18/14 04/11/14 net change implied flow   (Bcf) % change (Bcf) % change
East 328     311     17     17       683     -52.0     798     -58.9    
West 178     168     10     10       334     -46.7     305     -41.6    
Producing 393     371     22     22       712     -44.8     805     -51.2    
   Salt 89     76     13     13       186     -52.2     164     -45.7    
   Nonsalt 304     295     9     9       526     -42.2     641     -52.6    
Total 899     850     49     49       1,730     -48.0     1,907     -52.9    


Summary

Working gas in storage was 899 Bcf as of Friday, April 18, 2014, according to EIA estimates. This represents a net increase of 49 Bcf from the previous week. Stocks were 831 Bcf less than last year at this time and 1,008 Bcf below the 5-year average of 1,907 Bcf. In the East Region, stocks were 470 Bcf below the 5-year average following net injections of 17 Bcf. Stocks in the Producing Region were 412 Bcf below the 5-year average of 805 Bcf after a net injection of 22 Bcf. Stocks in the West Region were 127 Bcf below the 5-year average after a net addition of 10 Bcf. At 899 Bcf, total working gas is below 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 2009 through 2013.
Source: Form EIA-912, "Weekly Underground Natural Gas Storage Report." The dashed vertical lines indicate current and year-ago weekly periods.