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Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report

for week ending October 17, 2014   |   Released: October 23, 2014 at 10:30 a.m.   |   Next Release: October 30, 2014

Working gas in underground storage, lower 48 states Summary text CSV JSN
    Historical Comparisons
Stocks
billion cubic feet (Bcf)
  Year ago
(10/17/13)
5-Year average
(2009-2013)
Region 10/17/14 10/10/14 net change implied flow   (Bcf) % change (Bcf) % change
East 1,872     1,825     47     47       1,940     -3.5     2,014     -7.1    
West 482     474     8     8       548     -12.0     518     -6.9    
Producing 1,039     1,000     39     39       1,240     -16.2     1,200     -13.4    
   Salt 285     272     13     13       309     -7.8     237     20.3    
   Nonsalt 754     728     26     26       931     -19.0     963     -21.7    
Total 3,393     3,299     94     94       3,729     -9.0     3,731     -9.1    


Summary

Working gas in storage was 3,393 Bcf as of Friday, October 17, 2014, according to EIA estimates. This represents a net increase of 94 Bcf from the previous week. Stocks were 336 Bcf less than last year at this time and 338 Bcf below the 5-year average of 3,731 Bcf. In the East Region, stocks were 142 Bcf below the 5-year average following net injections of 47 Bcf. Stocks in the Producing Region were 161 Bcf below the 5-year average of 1,200 Bcf after a net injection of 39 Bcf. Stocks in the West Region were 36 Bcf below the 5-year average after a net addition of 8 Bcf. At 3,393 Bcf, total working gas is below the 5-year historical range.

Working Gas in Underground Storage Compared with 5-Year Range

Note: The shaded area indicates the range between the historical minimum and maximum values for the weekly series from 2009 through 2013.
Source: Form EIA-912, "Weekly Underground Natural Gas Storage Report." The dashed vertical lines indicate current and year-ago weekly periods.