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Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report

for week ending September 19, 2014   |   Released: September 25, 2014 at 10:30 a.m.   |   Next Release: October 2, 2014

Working gas in underground storage, lower 48 states Summary text CSV JSN
    Historical Comparisons
Stocks
billion cubic feet (Bcf)
  Year ago
(09/19/13)
5-Year average
(2009-2013)
Region 09/19/14 09/12/14 net change implied flow   (Bcf) % change (Bcf) % change
East 1,646     1,580     66     66       1,734     -5.1     1,836     -10.3    
West 445     445     0     0       518     -14.1     489     -9.0    
Producing 897     866     31     31       1,121     -20.0     1,089     -17.6    
   Salt 234     222     12     12       266     -12.0     197     18.8    
   Nonsalt 664     644     20     20       856     -22.4     893     -25.6    
Total 2,988     2,891     97     97       3,374     -11.4     3,414     -12.5    


Summary

Working gas in storage was 2,988 Bcf as of Friday, September 19, 2014, according to EIA estimates. This represents a net increase of 97 Bcf from the previous week. Stocks were 386 Bcf less than last year at this time and 426 Bcf below the 5-year average of 3,414 Bcf. In the East Region, stocks were 190 Bcf below the 5-year average following net injections of 66 Bcf. Stocks in the Producing Region were 192 Bcf below the 5-year average of 1,089 Bcf after a net injection of 31 Bcf. Stocks in the West Region were 44 Bcf below the 5-year average after no net change. At 2,988 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.