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Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report

for week ending November 29, 2019   |   Released: December 5, 2019 at 10:30 a.m.   |   Next Release: December 12, 2019

Working gas in underground storage, Lower 48 states Summary text CSV JSN
    Historical Comparisons
Stocks
billion cubic feet (Bcf)
  Year ago
(11/29/18)
5-year average
(2014-18)
Region 11/29/19 11/22/19 net change implied flow   Bcf % change Bcf % change
East 891     894     -3     -3       756     17.9     857     4.0    
Midwest 1,040     1,052     -12     -12       917     13.4     1,035     0.5    
Mountain 200     204     -4     -4       168     19.0     206     -2.9    
Pacific 286     293     -7     -7       253     13.0     320     -10.6    
South Central 1,174     1,166     8     8       906     29.6     1,183     -0.8    
   Salt 316     303     13     13       262     20.6     343     -7.9    
   Nonsalt 858     863     -5     -5       644     33.2     839     2.3    
Total 3,591     3,610     -19     -19       3,000     19.7     3,600     -0.3    

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

Summary

Working gas in storage was 3,591 Bcf as of Friday, November 29, 2019, according to EIA estimates. This represents a net decrease of 19 Bcf from the previous week. Stocks were 591 Bcf higher than last year at this time and 9 Bcf below the five-year average of 3,600 Bcf. At 3,591 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 11/29/19 11/22/19   net change
East 1.1     1.1       0.6    
Midwest 0.8     0.8       0.6    
Mountain 1.1     1.1       0.1    
Pacific 0.0     0.0       0.0    
South Central 0.7     0.7       0.6    
   Salt 1.7     1.7       0.5    
   Nonsalt 0.7     0.7       0.3    
Total 0.4     0.4       1.1