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Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report

for week ending January 20, 2023   |   Released: January 26, 2023 at 10:30 a.m.   |   Next Release: February 2, 2023

Working gas in underground storage, Lower 48 states Summary text CSV JSN
    Historical Comparisons
Stocks
billion cubic feet (Bcf)
  Year ago
(01/20/22)
5-year average
(2018-22)
Region 01/20/23 01/13/23 net change implied flow   Bcf % change Bcf % change
East 622     662     -40     -40       618     0.6     609     2.1    
Midwest 749     785     -36     -36       711     5.3     716     4.6    
Mountain 140     147     -7     -7       144     -2.8     145     -3.4    
Pacific 150     157     -7     -7       201     -25.4     221     -32.1    
South Central 1,067     1,069     -2     -2       950     12.3     909     17.4    
   Salt 310     307     3     3       283     9.5     266     16.5    
   Nonsalt 757     762     -5     -5       666     13.7     642     17.9    
Total 2,729     2,820     -91     -91       2,622     4.1     2,601     4.9    

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

Summary

Working gas in storage was 2,729 Bcf as of Friday, January 20, 2023, according to EIA estimates. This represents a net decrease of 91 Bcf from the previous week. Stocks were 107 Bcf higher than last year at this time and 128 Bcf above the five-year average of 2,601 Bcf. At 2,729 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 2018 through 2022. 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 01/20/23 01/13/23   net change
East 1.1     1.1       0.3    
Midwest 0.7     0.7       0.6    
Mountain 0.9     0.9       0.1    
Pacific 0.0     0.0       0.0    
South Central 0.6     0.6       0.6    
   Salt 1.2     1.2       0.5    
   Nonsalt 0.7     0.7       0.2    
Total 0.4     0.4       0.8