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Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report

for week ending April 29, 2016   |   Released: May 5, 2016 at 10:30 a.m.   |   Next Release: May 12, 2016

Working gas in underground storage, Lower 48 states Summary text CSV JSN
    Historical Comparisons
Stocks
billion cubic feet (Bcf)
  Year ago
(04/29/15)
5-year average
(2011-15)
Region 04/29/16 04/22/16 net change implied flow   Bcf % change Bcf % change
East 454     431     23     23       305     48.9     351     29.3    
Midwest 566     554     12     12       307     84.4     364     55.5    
Mountain 157     155     2     2       119     31.9     113     38.9    
Pacific 284     277     7     7       285     -0.4     226     25.7    
South Central 1,164     1,140     24     24       747     55.8     735     58.4    
   Salt 362     352     10     10       219     65.3     186     94.6    
   Nonsalt 802     788     14     14       528     51.9     549     46.1    
Total 2,625     2,557     68     68       1,764     48.8     1,789     46.7    


Summary

Working gas in storage was 2,625 Bcf as of Friday, April 29, 2016, according to EIA estimates. This represents a net increase of 68 Bcf from the previous week. Stocks were 861 Bcf higher than last year at this time and 836 Bcf above the five-year average of 1,789 Bcf. At 2,625 Bcf, total working gas is above the five-year historical range.

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 2011 through 2015. The dashed vertical lines indicate current and year-ago weekly periods.