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Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report

for week ending April 22, 2016   |   Released: April 28, 2016 at 10:30 a.m.   |   Next Release: May 5, 2016

Working gas in underground storage, Lower 48 states Summary text CSV JSN
    Historical Comparisons
Stocks
billion cubic feet (Bcf)
  Year ago
(04/22/15)
5-year average
(2011-15)
Region 04/22/16 04/15/16 net change implied flow   Bcf % change Bcf % change
East 431     408     23     23       287     50.2     332     29.8    
Midwest 554     538     16     16       292     89.7     350     58.3    
Mountain 155     152     3     3       118     31.4     112     38.4    
Pacific 277     271     6     6       280     -1.1     219     26.5    
South Central 1,140     1,115     25     25       710     60.6     712     60.1    
   Salt 352     342     10     10       204     72.5     178     97.8    
   Nonsalt 788     774     14     14       506     55.7     534     47.6    
Total 2,557     2,484     73     73       1,687     51.6     1,725     48.2    


Summary

Working gas in storage was 2,557 Bcf as of Friday, April 22, 2016, according to EIA estimates. This represents a net increase of 73 Bcf from the previous week. Stocks were 870 Bcf higher than last year at this time and 832 Bcf above the five-year average of 1,725 Bcf. At 2,557 Bcf, total working gas is above the five-year historical range.

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 2011 through 2015. The dashed vertical lines indicate current and year-ago weekly periods.