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Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report

for week ending September 6, 2019   |   Released: September 12, 2019 at 10:30 a.m.   |   Next Release: September 19, 2019

Working gas in underground storage, Lower 48 states Summary text CSV JSN
    Historical Comparisons
Stocks
billion cubic feet (Bcf)
  Year ago
(09/06/18)
5-year average
(2014-18)
Region 09/06/19 08/30/19 net change implied flow   Bcf % change Bcf % change
East 739     714     25     25       676     9.3     756     -2.2    
Midwest 864     827     37     37       729     18.5     848     1.9    
Mountain 183     177     6     6       165     10.9     191     -4.2    
Pacific 275     276     -1     -1       249     10.4     303     -9.2    
South Central 958     947     11     11       805     19.0     997     -3.9    
   Salt 199     197     2     2       182     9.3     251     -20.7    
   Nonsalt 759     749     10     10       623     21.8     746     1.7    
Total 3,019     2,941     78     78       2,626     15.0     3,096     -2.5    

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

Summary

Working gas in storage was 3,019 Bcf as of Friday, September 6, 2019, according to EIA estimates. This represents a net increase of 78 Bcf from the previous week. Stocks were 393 Bcf higher than last year at this time and 77 Bcf below the five-year average of 3,096 Bcf. At 3,019 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 2014 through 2018. 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 09/06/19 08/30/19   net change
East 0.8     0.8       0.3    
Midwest 0.7     0.7       0.4    
Mountain 1.3     1.2       0.2    
Pacific 0.0     0.0       0.0    
South Central 0.7     0.7       0.3    
   Salt 2.4     2.4       0.1    
   Nonsalt 0.7     0.7       0.2    
Total 0.4     0.4       0.6