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Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report

for week ending September 25, 2020   |   Released: October 1, 2020 at 10:30 a.m.   |   Next Release: October 8, 2020

Working gas in underground storage, Lower 48 states Summary text CSV JSN
    Historical Comparisons
Stocks
billion cubic feet (Bcf)
  Year ago
(09/25/19)
5-year average
(2015-19)
Region 09/25/20 09/18/20 net change implied flow   Bcf % change Bcf % change
East 872     851     21     21       817     6.7     827     5.4    
Midwest 1,033     1,009     24     24       962     7.4     946     9.2    
Mountain 231     225     6     6       198     16.7     205     12.7    
Pacific 316     312     4     4       290     9.0     306     3.3    
South Central 1,304     1,283     21     21       1,020     27.8     1,065     22.4    
   Salt 358     349     9     9       216     65.7     259     38.2    
   Nonsalt 945     934     11     11       804     17.5     806     17.2    
Total 3,756     3,680     76     76       3,285     14.3     3,351     12.1    

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

Summary

Working gas in storage was 3,756 Bcf as of Friday, September 25, 2020, according to EIA estimates. This represents a net increase of 76 Bcf from the previous week. Stocks were 471 Bcf higher than last year at this time and 405 Bcf above the five-year average of 3,351 Bcf. At 3,756 Bcf, total working gas is above 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 2015 through 2019. 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 09/25/20 09/18/20   net change
East 1.1     1.1       0.2    
Midwest 0.8     0.8       0.4    
Mountain 1.5     1.5       0.1    
Pacific 0.0     0.0       0.0    
South Central 0.7     0.7       0.4    
   Salt 1.6     1.6       0.2    
   Nonsalt 0.7     0.7       0.3    
Total 0.4     0.4       0.6