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Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report

for week ending July 22, 2016   |   Released: July 28, 2016 at 10:30 a.m.   |   Next Release: August 4, 2016

Working gas in underground storage, Lower 48 states Summary text CSV JSN
    Historical Comparisons
Stocks
billion cubic feet (Bcf)
  Year ago
(07/22/15)
5-year average
(2011-15)
Region 07/22/16 07/15/16 net change implied flow   Bcf % change Bcf % change
East 715     697     18     18       638     12.1     650     10.0    
Midwest 815     801     14     14       652     25.0     678     20.2    
Mountain 213     210     3     3       170     25.3     162     31.5    
Pacific 318     318     0     0       339     -6.2     316     0.6    
South Central 1,233     1,251     -18     -18       1,058     16.5     965     27.8    
   Salt 336     349     -13     -13       301     11.6     238     41.2    
   Nonsalt 897     901     -4     -4       757     18.5     727     23.4    
Total 3,294     3,277     17     17       2,858     15.3     2,770     18.9    


Summary

Working gas in storage was 3,294 Bcf as of Friday, July 22, 2016, according to EIA estimates. This represents a net increase of 17 Bcf from the previous week. Stocks were 436 Bcf higher than last year at this time and 524 Bcf above the five-year average of 2,770 Bcf. At 3,294 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.