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Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report

for week ending September 16, 2016   |   Released: September 22, 2016 at 10:30 a.m.   |   Next Release: September 29, 2016

Working gas in underground storage, Lower 48 states Summary text CSV JSN
    Historical Comparisons
Stocks
billion cubic feet (Bcf)
  Year ago
(09/16/15)
5-year average
(2011-15)
Region 09/16/16 09/09/16 net change implied flow   Bcf % change Bcf % change
East 851     832     19     19       805     5.7     812     4.8    
Midwest 985     954     31     31       908     8.5     917     7.4    
Mountain 230     227     3     3       196     17.3     189     21.7    
Pacific 318     317     1     1       351     -9.4     334     -4.8    
South Central 1,167     1,169     -2     -2       1,151     1.4     1,031     13.2    
   Salt 278     285     -7     -7       308     -9.7     235     18.3    
   Nonsalt 889     884     5     5       844     5.3     797     11.5    
Total 3,551     3,499     52     52       3,411     4.1     3,283     8.2    


Summary

Working gas in storage was 3,551 Bcf as of Friday, September 16, 2016, according to EIA estimates. This represents a net increase of 52 Bcf from the previous week. Stocks were 140 Bcf higher than last year at this time and 268 Bcf above the five-year average of 3,283 Bcf. At 3,551 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.