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Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report

for week ending October 12, 2018   |   Released: October 18, 2018 at 10:30 a.m.   |   Next Release: October 25, 2018

Working gas in underground storage, Lower 48 states Summary text CSV JSN
    Historical Comparisons
Stocks
billion cubic feet (Bcf)
  Year ago
(10/12/17)
5-year average
(2013-17)
Region 10/12/18 10/05/18 net change implied flow   Bcf % change Bcf % change
East 812     790     22     22       899     -9.7     887     -8.5    
Midwest 908     871     37     37       1,050     -13.5     1,032     -12.0    
Mountain 177     180     -3     -3       224     -21.0     213     -16.9    
Pacific 264     262     2     2       316     -16.5     344     -23.3    
South Central 877     854     23     23       1,150     -23.7     1,166     -24.8    
   Salt 203     191     12     12       303     -33.0     310     -34.5    
   Nonsalt 673     663     10     10       847     -20.5     856     -21.4    
Total 3,037     2,956     81     81       3,638     -16.5     3,642     -16.6    
Totals may not equal sum of components because of independent rounding.

Summary

Working gas in storage was 3,037 Bcf as of Friday, October 12, 2018, according to EIA estimates. This represents a net increase of 81 Bcf from the previous week. Stocks were 601 Bcf less than last year at this time and 605 Bcf below the five-year average of 3,642 Bcf. At 3,037 Bcf, total working gas is below the five-year historical range.

For information on sampling error in this report, see Estimated Measures of Sampling Variability table below.

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 2013 through 2017. The dashed vertical lines indicate current and year-ago weekly periods.



Estimated measures of sampling variabilityDownload History (April 2015 to Present)
   
Coefficient of Variation for Stocks
% of working gas
  Standard Error for Net Change
billion cubic feet (Bcf)
Region 10/12/18 10/05/18   net change
East 0.9     0.9       0.6    
Midwest 0.9     0.9       0.5    
Mountain 1.6     1.7       0.3    
Pacific 0.0     0.0       0.0    
South Central 0.6     0.6       0.4    
   Salt 2.2     2.3       0.2    
   Nonsalt 0.5     0.5       0.3    
Total 0.4     0.4       0.9