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Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report

for week ending July 15, 2016   |   Released: July 21, 2016 at 10:30 a.m.   |   Next Release: July 28, 2016

Working gas in underground storage, Lower 48 states Summary text CSV JSN
    Historical Comparisons
Stocks
billion cubic feet (Bcf)
  Year ago
(07/15/15)
5-year average
(2011-15)
Region 07/15/16 07/08/16 net change implied flow   Bcf % change Bcf % change
East 697     678     19     19       622     12.1     633     10.1    
Midwest 801     785     16     16       629     27.3     655     22.3    
Mountain 210     208     2     2       166     26.5     158     32.9    
Pacific 318     319     -1     -1       336     -5.4     312     1.9    
South Central 1,251     1,253     -2     -2       1,053     18.8     959     30.4    
   Salt 349     355     -6     -6       304     14.8     241     44.8    
   Nonsalt 901     898     3     3       748     20.5     718     25.5    
Total 3,277     3,243     34     34       2,806     16.8     2,718     20.6    


Summary

Working gas in storage was 3,277 Bcf as of Friday, July 15, 2016, according to EIA estimates. This represents a net increase of 34 Bcf from the previous week. Stocks were 471 Bcf higher than last year at this time and 559 Bcf above the five-year average of 2,718 Bcf. At 3,277 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.