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Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report

for week ending August 14, 2015   |   Released: August 20, 2015 at 10:30 a.m.   |   Next Release: August 27, 2015

Working gas in underground storage, Lower 48 states Summary text CSV JSN
    Historical Comparisons
Stocks
billion cubic feet (Bcf)
  Year ago
(08/14/14)
5-year average
(2010-14)
Region 08/14/15 08/07/15 net change implied flow   Bcf % change Bcf % change
East 704    C 681     23     13    C   631     11.6     726     -3.0    
Midwest 741    C 725  R   16  R   10    C   694     6.8     781     -5.1    
Mountain 179    C 176     3     5    C   152     17.8     176     1.7    
Pacific 346    C 345     1     5    C   285     21.4     322     7.5    
South Central 1,059     1,062     -3     -3       780     35.8     945     12.1    
   Salt 287    C 292     -5     0    C   214     34.1     194     47.9    
   Nonsalt 772    C 770     2     -3    C   566     36.4     751     2.8    
Total 3,029    C 2,989  R   40  R   30    C   2,542     19.2     2,950     2.7    
R=Revised.
The reported revision caused the stocks for August 07, 2015 to change from 2,977 Bcf to 2,989 Bcf. As a result, the implied net change between the weeks ending July 31 and August 07 changed from 63 Bcf to 64 Bcf.

C=Reclassification.
Reclassifications from working gas to base in all regions resulted in increased working gas stocks of approximately 10 Bcf in the Lower 48 states for the week ending August 14, 2015. The implied flow for the week is an increase of 30 Bcf to working gas stocks. (See Notes and Definitions for more information on "implied flow.")

Summary

Working gas in storage was 3,029 Bcf as of Friday, August 14, 2015, according to EIA estimates. This represents a net increase of 40 Bcf from the previous week. Stocks were 487 Bcf higher than last year at this time and 79 Bcf above the five-year average of 2,950 Bcf. At 3,029 Bcf, total working gas is within 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 2010 through 2014. The dashed vertical lines indicate current and year-ago weekly periods.