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Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report

for week ending August 21, 2015   |   Released: August 27, 2015 at 10:30 a.m.   |   Next Release: September 3, 2015

Working gas in underground storage, lower 48 states Summary text CSV JSN
    Historical Comparisons
Stocks
billion cubic feet (Bcf)
  Year ago
(08/21/14)
5-Year average
(2010-2014)
Region 08/21/15 08/14/15 net change implied flow   (Bcf) % change (Bcf) % change
East 1,510     1,457     53     53       1,394     8.3     1,569     -3.8    
West 479     475     4     4       415     15.4     461     3.9    
Producing 1,110     1,098     12     12       810     37.0     981     13.1    
   Salt 287     286     1     1       211     36.0     193     48.7    
   Nonsalt 823     812     11     11       600     37.2     788     4.4    
Total 3,099     3,030     69     69       2,619     18.3     3,011     2.9    


Summary

Working gas in storage was 3,099 Bcf as of Friday, August 21, 2015, according to EIA estimates. This represents a net increase of 69 Bcf from the previous week. Stocks were 480 Bcf higher than last year at this time and 88 Bcf above the 5-year average of 3,011 Bcf. In the East Region, stocks were 59 Bcf below the 5-year average following net injections of 53 Bcf. Stocks in the Producing Region were 129 Bcf above the 5-year average of 981 Bcf after a net injection of 12 Bcf. Stocks in the West Region were 18 Bcf above the 5-year average after a net addition of 4 Bcf. At 3,099 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.