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Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report

for week ending September 23, 2016   |   Released: September 29, 2016 at 10:30 a.m.   |   Next Release: October 6, 2016

Working gas in underground storage, Lower 48 states Summary text CSV JSN
    Historical Comparisons
Stocks
billion cubic feet (Bcf)
  Year ago
(09/23/15)
5-year average
(2011-15)
Region 09/23/16 09/16/16 net change implied flow   Bcf % change Bcf % change
East 874     851     23     23       830     5.3     837     4.4    
Midwest 1,014     985     29     29       942     7.6     950     6.7    
Mountain 233     230     3     3       200     16.5     193     20.7    
Pacific 318     318     0     0       354     -10.2     338     -5.9    
South Central 1,161     1,167     -6     -6       1,183     -1.9     1,062     9.3    
   Salt 275     278     -3     -3       318     -13.5     247     11.3    
   Nonsalt 885     889     -4     -4       864     2.4     815     8.6    
Total 3,600     3,551     49     49       3,510     2.6     3,380     6.5    


Summary

Working gas in storage was 3,600 Bcf as of Friday, September 23, 2016, according to EIA estimates. This represents a net increase of 49 Bcf from the previous week. Stocks were 90 Bcf higher than last year at this time and 220 Bcf above the five-year average of 3,380 Bcf. At 3,600 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.