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Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report

for week ending November 21, 2014   |   Released: November 26, 2014 at 12:00 p.m.   |   Next Release: December 4, 2014

Working gas in underground storage, lower 48 states Summary text CSV JSN
    Historical Comparisons
Stocks
billion cubic feet (Bcf)
  Year ago
(11/21/13)
5-Year average
(2009-2013)
Region 11/21/14 11/14/14 net change implied flow   (Bcf) % change (Bcf) % change
East 1,864     1,953     -89     -89       1,941     -4.0     2,047     -8.9    
West 477     495     -18     -18       547     -12.8     529     -9.8    
Producing 1,091     1,146     -55     -55       1,290     -15.4     1,257     -13.2    
   Salt 306     329     -23     -23       330     -7.3     267     14.6    
   Nonsalt 785     817     -32     -32       960     -18.2     990     -20.7    
Total 3,432     3,594     -162     -162       3,778     -9.2     3,832     -10.4    


Summary

Working gas in storage was 3,432 Bcf as of Friday, November 21, 2014, according to EIA estimates. This represents a net decline of 162 Bcf from the previous week. Stocks were 346 Bcf less than last year at this time and 400 Bcf below the 5-year average of 3,832 Bcf. In the East Region, stocks were 183 Bcf below the 5-year average following net withdrawals of 89 Bcf. Stocks in the Producing Region were 166 Bcf below the 5-year average of 1,257 Bcf after a net withdrawal of 55 Bcf. Stocks in the West Region were 52 Bcf below the 5-year average after a net drawdown of 18 Bcf. At 3,432 Bcf, total working gas is below 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 2009 through 2013.
Source: Form EIA-912, "Weekly Underground Natural Gas Storage Report." The dashed vertical lines indicate current and year-ago weekly periods.