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Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report

for week ending May 17, 2024   |   Released: May 23, 2024 at 10:30 a.m.   |   Next Release: May 30, 2024

Working gas in underground storage, Lower 48 states Summary text CSV JSN
    Historical Comparisons
Stocks
billion cubic feet (Bcf)
  Year ago
(05/17/23)
5-year average
(2019-23)
Region 05/17/24 05/10/24 net change implied flow   Bcf % change Bcf % change
East 511     482     29     29       480     6.5     399     28.1    
Midwest 628     606     22     22       539     16.5     470     33.6    
Mountain 202     196     6     6       118     71.2     116     74.1    
Pacific 259     252     7     7       136     90.4     204     27.0    
South Central 1,112     1,097     15     15       1,037     7.2     917     21.3    
   Salt 319     313     6     6       293     8.9     285     11.9    
   Nonsalt 793     784     9     9       744     6.6     632     25.5    
Total 2,711     2,633     78     78       2,309     17.4     2,105     28.8    

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

Summary

Working gas in storage was 2,711 Bcf as of Friday, May 17, 2024, according to EIA estimates. This represents a net increase of 78 Bcf from the previous week. Stocks were 402 Bcf higher than last year at this time and 606 Bcf above the five-year average of 2,105 Bcf. At 2,711 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 2019 through 2023. 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 05/17/24 05/10/24   net change
East 1.3     1.3       0.5    
Midwest 0.8     0.8       0.3    
Mountain 1.2     1.3       0.3    
Pacific 0.0     0.0       0.0    
South Central 0.6     0.6       0.5    
   Salt 1.5     1.5       0.3    
   Nonsalt 0.5     0.5       0.4    
Total 0.4     0.4       0.8