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Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report

for week ending May 15, 2020   |   Released: May 21, 2020 at 10:30 a.m.   |   Next Release: May 28, 2020

Working gas in underground storage, Lower 48 states Summary text CSV JSN
    Historical Comparisons
Stocks
billion cubic feet (Bcf)
  Year ago
(05/15/19)
5-year average
(2015-19)
Region 05/15/20 05/08/20 net change implied flow   Bcf % change Bcf % change
East 469     452     17     17       346     35.5     376     24.7    
Midwest 576     554     22     22       356     61.8     432     33.3    
Mountain 124     117     7     7       87     42.5     129     -3.9    
Pacific 253     240     13     13       183     38.3     246     2.8    
South Central 1,081     1,059     22     22       753     43.6     913     18.4    
   Salt 345     340     5     5       246     40.2     286     20.6    
   Nonsalt 737     719     18     18       507     45.4     627     17.5    
Total 2,503     2,422     81     81       1,724     45.2     2,096     19.4    

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

Summary

Working gas in storage was 2,503 Bcf as of Friday, May 15, 2020, according to EIA estimates. This represents a net increase of 81 Bcf from the previous week. Stocks were 779 Bcf higher than last year at this time and 407 Bcf above the five-year average of 2,096 Bcf. At 2,503 Bcf, total working gas is within 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 05/15/20 05/08/20   net change
East 1.6     1.6       0.4    
Midwest 0.8     0.8       0.5    
Mountain 1.1     1.1       0.2    
Pacific 0.0     0.0       0.0    
South Central 0.7     0.7       0.4    
   Salt 1.6     1.6       0.3    
   Nonsalt 0.8     0.8       0.2    
Total 0.5     0.5       0.8