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Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report

for week ending July 6, 2018   |   Released: July 12, 2018 at 10:30 a.m.   |   Next Release: July 19, 2018

Working gas in underground storage, Lower 48 states Summary text CSV JSN
    Historical Comparisons
Stocks
billion cubic feet (Bcf)
  Year ago
(07/06/17)
5-year average
(2013-17)
Region 07/06/18 06/29/18 net change implied flow   Bcf % change Bcf % change
East 480     460     20     20       585     -17.9     593     -19.1    
Midwest 477     455     22     22       716     -33.4     642     -25.7    
Mountain 143     139     4     4       192     -25.5     168     -14.9    
Pacific 260     257     3     3       291     -10.7     305     -14.8    
South Central 843     841     2     2       1,144     -26.3     1,014     -16.9    
   Salt 238     245     -7     -7       328     -27.4     291     -18.2    
   Nonsalt 605     596     9     9       816     -25.9     723     -16.3    
Total 2,203     2,152     51     51       2,928     -24.8     2,722     -19.1    


Summary

Working gas in storage was 2,203 Bcf as of Friday, July 6, 2018, according to EIA estimates. This represents a net increase of 51 Bcf from the previous week. Stocks were 725 Bcf less than last year at this time and 519 Bcf below the five-year average of 2,722 Bcf. At 2,203 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 2013 through 2017. 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 07/06/18 06/29/18   net change
East 1.3     1.4       0.4    
Midwest 1.7     1.7       0.8    
Mountain 1.6     1.7       0.4    
Pacific 2.5     2.5       0.7    
South Central 1.5     1.6       1.0    
   Salt 2.0     2.1       0.6    
   Nonsalt 2.0     2.1       0.8    
Total 0.8     0.8       1.6