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Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report

for week ending August 7, 2020   |   Released: August 13, 2020 at 10:30 a.m.   |   Next Release: August 20, 2020

Working gas in underground storage, Lower 48 states Summary text CSV JSN
    Historical Comparisons
Stocks
billion cubic feet (Bcf)
  Year ago
(08/07/19)
5-year average
(2015-19)
Region 08/07/20 07/31/20 net change implied flow   Bcf % change Bcf % change
East 738     718     20     20       628     17.5     666     10.8    
Midwest 856     830     26     26       721     18.7     732     16.9    
Mountain 206     202     4     4       163     26.4     181     13.8    
Pacific 314     311     3     3       272     15.4     292     7.5    
South Central 1,219     1,214     5     5       940     29.7     1,018     19.7    
   Salt 337     336     1     1       216     56.0     261     29.1    
   Nonsalt 883     878     5     5       723     22.1     757     16.6    
Total 3,332     3,274     58     58       2,724     22.3     2,889     15.3    

Totals may not equal sum of components because of independent rounding.

Summary

Working gas in storage was 3,332 Bcf as of Friday, August 7, 2020, according to EIA estimates. This represents a net increase of 58 Bcf from the previous week. Stocks were 608 Bcf higher than last year at this time and 443 Bcf above the five-year average of 2,889 Bcf. At 3,332 Bcf, total working gas is above the five-year historical range.

For information on sampling error in this report, see Estimated Measures of Sampling Variability table below.

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 2015 through 2019. The dashed vertical lines indicate current and year-ago weekly periods.



Estimated measures of sampling variabilityDownload History (April 2015 to Present)
   
Coefficient of Variation for Stocks
% of working gas
  Standard Error for Net Change
billion cubic feet (Bcf)
Region 08/07/20 07/31/20   net change
East 1.3     1.3       0.2    
Midwest 0.9     0.8       0.5    
Mountain 1.5     1.5       0.2    
Pacific 0.0     0.0       0.0    
South Central 0.7     0.7       0.3    
   Salt 1.6     1.7       0.2    
   Nonsalt 0.7     0.7       0.2    
Total 0.4     0.4       0.7