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Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report

for week ending May 15, 2015   |   Released: May 21, 2015 at 10:30 a.m.   |   Next Release: May 28, 2015

Working gas in underground storage, lower 48 states Summary text CSV JSN
    Historical Comparisons
Stocks
billion cubic feet (Bcf)
  Year ago
(05/15/14)
5-Year average
(2010-2014)
Region 05/15/15 05/08/15 net change implied flow   (Bcf) % change (Bcf) % change
East 742     687     55     55       513     44.6     888     -16.4    
West 382     376     6     6       229     66.8     321     19.0    
Producing 865     834     31     31       509     69.9     815     6.1    
   Salt 251     243     8     8       138     81.9     186     34.9    
   Nonsalt 614     591     23     23       371     65.5     629     -2.4    
Total 1,989     1,897     92     92       1,251     59.0     2,024     -1.7    


Summary

Working gas in storage was 1,989 Bcf as of Friday, May 15, 2015, according to EIA estimates. This represents a net increase of 92 Bcf from the previous week. Stocks were 738 Bcf higher than last year at this time and 35 Bcf below the 5-year average of 2,024 Bcf. In the East Region, stocks were 146 Bcf below the 5-year average following net injections of 55 Bcf. Stocks in the Producing Region were 50 Bcf above the 5-year average of 815 Bcf after a net injection of 31 Bcf. Stocks in the West Region were 61 Bcf above the 5-year average after a net addition of 6 Bcf. At 1,989 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.