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Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report

for week ending December 12, 2014   |   Released: December 18, 2014 at 10:30 a.m.   |   Next Release: December 24, 2014

Working gas in underground storage, lower 48 states Summary text CSV JSN
    Historical Comparisons
Stocks
billion cubic feet (Bcf)
  Year ago
(12/12/13)
5-Year average
(2009-2013)
Region 12/12/14 12/05/14 net change implied flow   (Bcf) % change (Bcf) % change
East 1,725     1,780     -55     -55       1,702     1.4     1,887     -8.6    
West 471     470     1     1       458     2.8     484     -2.7    
Producing 1,099     1,109     -10     -10       1,129     -2.7     1,182     -7.0    
   Salt 325     323     2     2       282     15.2     249     30.5    
   Nonsalt 774     787     -13     -13       848     -8.7     933     -17.0    
Total 3,295     3,359     -64     -64       3,289     0.2     3,553     -7.3    


Summary

Working gas in storage was 3,295 Bcf as of Friday, December 12, 2014, according to EIA estimates. This represents a net decline of 64 Bcf from the previous week. Stocks were 6 Bcf higher than last year at this time and 258 Bcf below the 5-year average of 3,553 Bcf. In the East Region, stocks were 162 Bcf below the 5-year average following net withdrawals of 55 Bcf. Stocks in the Producing Region were 83 Bcf below the 5-year average of 1,182 Bcf after a net withdrawal of 10 Bcf. Stocks in the West Region were 13 Bcf below the 5-year average after a net addition of 1 Bcf. At 3,295 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 2009 through 2013.
Source: Form EIA-912, "Weekly Underground Natural Gas Storage Report." The dashed vertical lines indicate current and year-ago weekly periods.