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Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report

for week ending August 19, 2016   |   Released: August 25, 2016 at 10:30 a.m.   |   Next Release: September 1, 2016

Working gas in underground storage, Lower 48 states Summary text CSV JSN
    Historical Comparisons
Stocks
billion cubic feet (Bcf)
  Year ago
(08/19/15)
5-year average
(2011-15)
Region 08/19/16 08/12/16 net change implied flow   Bcf % change Bcf % change
East 775     763     12     12       719     7.8     730     6.2    
Midwest 875     861     14     14       761     15.0     789     10.9    
Mountain 219     217     2     2       182     20.3     174     25.9    
Pacific 310     313     -3     -3       345     -10.1     329     -5.8    
South Central 1,171     1,185     -14     -14       1,068     9.6     978     19.7    
   Salt 292     305     -13     -13       287     1.7     224     30.4    
   Nonsalt 879     881     -2     -2       781     12.5     754     16.6    
Total 3,350     3,339     11     11       3,075     8.9     3,000     11.7    


Summary

Working gas in storage was 3,350 Bcf as of Friday, August 19, 2016, according to EIA estimates. This represents a net increase of 11 Bcf from the previous week. Stocks were 275 Bcf higher than last year at this time and 350 Bcf above the five-year average of 3,000 Bcf. At 3,350 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.