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Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report

for week ending January 23, 2015   |   Released: January 29, 2015 at 10:30 a.m.   |   Next Release: February 5, 2015

Working gas in underground storage, lower 48 states Summary text CSV JSN
    Historical Comparisons
Stocks
billion cubic feet (Bcf)
  Year ago
(01/23/14)
5-Year average
(2010-2014)
Region 01/23/15 01/16/15 net change implied flow   (Bcf) % change (Bcf) % change
East 1,281     1,350     -69     -69       1,081     18.5     1,321     -3.0    
West 375     384     -9     -9       330     13.6     371     1.1    
Producing 887     903     -16     -16       808     9.8     930     -4.6    
   Salt 257     260     -3     -3       183     40.4     188     36.7    
   Nonsalt 630     643     -13     -13       625     0.8     741     -15.0    
Total 2,543     2,637     -94     -94       2,219     14.6     2,622     -3.0    


Summary

Working gas in storage was 2,543 Bcf as of Friday, January 23, 2015, according to EIA estimates. This represents a net decline of 94 Bcf from the previous week. Stocks were 324 Bcf higher than last year at this time and 79 Bcf below the 5-year average of 2,622 Bcf. In the East Region, stocks were 40 Bcf below the 5-year average following net withdrawals of 69 Bcf. Stocks in the Producing Region were 43 Bcf below the 5-year average of 930 Bcf after a net withdrawal of 16 Bcf. Stocks in the West Region were 4 Bcf above the 5-year average after a net drawdown of 9 Bcf. At 2,543 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.