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Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report

for week ending February 20, 2015   |   Released: February 26, 2015 at 10:30 a.m.   |   Next Release: March 5, 2015

Working gas in underground storage, lower 48 states Summary text CSV JSN
    Historical Comparisons
Stocks
billion cubic feet (Bcf)
  Year ago
(02/20/14)
5-Year average
(2010-2014)
Region 02/20/15 02/13/15 net change implied flow   (Bcf) % change (Bcf) % change
East 843     984     -141     -141       618     36.4     928     -9.2    
West 371     375     -4     -4       219     69.4     302     22.8    
Producing 724     798     -74     -74       525     37.9     738     -1.9    
   Salt 181     222     -41     -41       93     94.6     137     32.1    
   Nonsalt 542     576     -34     -34       431     25.8     601     -9.8    
Total 1,938     2,157     -219     -219       1,362     42.3     1,968     -1.5    


Summary

Working gas in storage was 1,938 Bcf as of Friday, February 20, 2015, according to EIA estimates. This represents a net decline of 219 Bcf from the previous week. Stocks were 576 Bcf higher than last year at this time and 30 Bcf below the 5-year average of 1,968 Bcf. In the East Region, stocks were 85 Bcf below the 5-year average following net withdrawals of 141 Bcf. Stocks in the Producing Region were 14 Bcf below the 5-year average of 738 Bcf after a net withdrawal of 74 Bcf. Stocks in the West Region were 69 Bcf above the 5-year average after a net drawdown of 4 Bcf. At 1,938 Bcf, total working gas is within 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 2010 through 2014.
Source: Form EIA-912, "Weekly Underground Natural Gas Storage Report." The dashed vertical lines indicate current and year-ago weekly periods.