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Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report

for week ending August 28, 2015   |   Released: September 3, 2015 at 10:30 a.m.   |   Next Release: September 10, 2015

Working gas in underground storage, lower 48 states Summary text CSV JSN
    Historical Comparisons
Stocks
billion cubic feet (Bcf)
  Year ago
(08/28/14)
5-Year average
(2010-2014)
Region 08/28/15 08/21/15 net change implied flow   (Bcf) % change (Bcf) % change
East 1,581    C 1,510     71     63    C   1,454     8.7     1,619     -2.3    
West 482     479     3     3       425     13.4     464     3.9    
Producing 1,130     1,110     20     20       820     37.8     987     14.5    
   Salt 290     287     3     3       211     37.4     194     49.5    
   Nonsalt 840     823     17     17       609     37.9     794     5.8    
Total 3,193    C 3,099     94     86    C   2,698     18.3     3,071     4.0    

C=Reclassification

Reclassifications from base gas to working gas resulted in increased working gas stocks of approximately 8 Bcf in the East region for the week ending August 28, 2015. The implied flow for the week is an increase of 86 Bcf to working gas stocks. (See Notes and Definitions for more information on "implied flow.").

The U.S. Energy Information Administration has announced upcoming changes to the Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report (WNGSR). Details about changes to the WNGSR can be found at: http://ir.eia.gov/ngs/notice.html.

Summary

Working gas in storage was 3,193 Bcf as of Friday, August 28, 2015, according to EIA estimates. This represents a net increase of 94 Bcf from the previous week. Stocks were 495 Bcf higher than last year at this time and 122 Bcf above the 5-year average of 3,071 Bcf. In the East Region, stocks were 38 Bcf below the 5-year average following net injections of 71 Bcf. Stocks in the Producing Region were 143 Bcf above the 5-year average of 987 Bcf after a net injection of 20 Bcf. Stocks in the West Region were 18 Bcf above the 5-year average after a net addition of 3 Bcf. At 3,193 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.