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Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report

for week ending May 20, 2022   |   Released: May 26, 2022 at 10:30 a.m.   |   Next Release: June 2, 2022

Working gas in underground storage, Lower 48 states Summary text CSV JSN
    Historical Comparisons
Stocks
billion cubic feet (Bcf)
  Year ago
(05/20/21)
5-year average
(2017-21)
Region 05/20/22 05/13/22 net change implied flow   Bcf % change Bcf % change
East 325     296     29     29       381     -14.7     388     -16.2    
Midwest 391     364     27     27       495     -21.0     467     -16.3    
Mountain 109     103     6     6       143     -23.8     128     -14.8    
Pacific 190     187     3     3       255     -25.5     235     -19.1    
South Central 797     781     16     16       925     -13.8     921     -13.5    
   Salt 251     251     0     0       294     -14.6     292     -14.0    
   Nonsalt 546     531     15     15       631     -13.5     630     -13.3    
Total 1,812     1,732     80     80       2,199     -17.6     2,139     -15.3    

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

Summary

Working gas in storage was 1,812 Bcf as of Friday, May 20, 2022, according to EIA estimates. This represents a net increase of 80 Bcf from the previous week. Stocks were 387 Bcf less than last year at this time and 327 Bcf below the five-year average of 2,139 Bcf. At 1,812 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 2017 through 2021. 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 05/20/22 05/13/22   net change
East 1.3     1.4       0.5    
Midwest 0.7     0.7       0.6    
Mountain 0.7     0.7       0.2    
Pacific 0.0     0.0       0.0    
South Central 0.7     0.7       0.3    
   Salt 1.4     1.5       0.2    
   Nonsalt 0.7     0.7       0.3    
Total 0.4     0.4       0.8