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Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report

for week ending February 5, 2016   |   Released: February 11, 2016 at 10:30 a.m.   |   Next Release: February 18, 2016

Working gas in underground storage, Lower 48 states Summary text CSV JSN
    Historical Comparisons
Stocks
billion cubic feet (Bcf)
  Year ago
(02/05/15)
5-year average
(2011-15)
Region 02/05/16 01/29/16 net change implied flow   Bcf % change Bcf % change
East 620     641     -21     -21       508     22.0     524     18.3    
Midwest 739     767     -28     -28       581     27.2     589     25.5    
Mountain 151     159     -8     -8       130     16.2     144     4.9    
Pacific 258     271     -13     -13       275     -6.2     236     9.3    
South Central 1,096     1,096     0     0       798     37.3     829     32.2    
   Salt 312     303     9     9       233     33.9     190     64.2    
   Nonsalt 784     793     -9     -9       564     39.0     638     22.9    
Total 2,864     2,934     -70     -70       2,291     25.0     2,321     23.4    


Summary

Working gas in storage was 2,864 Bcf as of Friday, February 5, 2016, according to EIA estimates. This represents a net decline of 70 Bcf from the previous week. Stocks were 573 Bcf higher than last year at this time and 543 Bcf above the five-year average of 2,321 Bcf. At 2,864 Bcf, total working gas is above 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.