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Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report

for week ending July 14, 2017   |   Released: July 20, 2017 at 10:30 a.m.   |   Next Release: July 27, 2017

Working gas in underground storage, Lower 48 states Summary text CSV JSN
    Historical Comparisons
Stocks
billion cubic feet (Bcf)
  Year ago
(07/14/16)
5-year average
(2012-16)
Region 07/14/17 07/07/17 net change implied flow   Bcf % change Bcf % change
East 609     588     21     21       694     -12.2     645     -5.6    
Midwest 733     719     14     14       799     -8.3     681     7.6    
Mountain 194     193     1     1       210     -7.6     168     15.5    
Pacific 292     292     0     0       318     -8.2     322     -9.3    
South Central 1,145     1,153     -8     -8       1,251     -8.5     1,015     12.8    
   Salt 330     336     -6     -6       350     -5.7     276     19.6    
   Nonsalt 816     817     -1     -1       901     -9.4     739     10.4    
Total 2,973     2,945     28     28       3,272     -9.1     2,832     5.0    


Summary

Working gas in storage was 2,973 Bcf as of Friday, July 14, 2017, according to EIA estimates. This represents a net increase of 28 Bcf from the previous week. Stocks were 299 Bcf less than last year at this time and 141 Bcf above the five-year average of 2,832 Bcf. At 2,973 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 2012 through 2016. 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 07/14/17 07/07/17   net change
East 1.6     1.6       0.4    
Midwest 1.4     1.4       0.8    
Mountain 1.8     1.9       0.5    
Pacific 2.9     3.1       0.8    
South Central 1.7     1.7       1.1    
   Salt 3.4     3.6       1.0    
   Nonsalt 1.9     1.9       0.3    
Total 0.9     0.9       1.7