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Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report

for week ending November 18, 2022   |   Released: November 23, 2022 at 12:00 p.m.   |   Next Release: December 1, 2022

Working gas in underground storage, Lower 48 states Summary text CSV JSN
    Historical Comparisons
Stocks
billion cubic feet (Bcf)
  Year ago
(11/18/21)
5-year average
(2017-21)
Region 11/18/22 11/11/22 net change implied flow   Bcf % change Bcf % change
East 866     882     -16     -16       891     -2.8     883     -1.9    
Midwest 1,063     1,084     -21     -21       1,068     -0.5     1,061     0.2    
Mountain 203     208     -5     -5       210     -3.3     210     -3.3    
Pacific 232     241     -9     -9       262     -11.5     289     -19.7    
South Central 1,200     1,228     -28     -28       1,196     0.3     1,160     3.4    
   Salt 318     327     -9     -9       337     -5.6     317     0.3    
   Nonsalt 882     901     -19     -19       859     2.7     843     4.6    
Total 3,564     3,644     -80     -80       3,626     -1.7     3,603     -1.1    

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

Summary

Working gas in storage was 3,564 Bcf as of Friday, November 18, 2022, according to EIA estimates. This represents a net decrease of 80 Bcf from the previous week. Stocks were 62 Bcf less than last year at this time and 39 Bcf below the five-year average of 3,603 Bcf. At 3,564 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 11/18/22 11/11/22   net change
East 0.8     0.8       0.9    
Midwest 0.7     0.7       0.6    
Mountain 1.4     1.5       0.2    
Pacific 0.0     0.0       0.0    
South Central 0.6     0.7       0.9    
   Salt 1.3     1.5       0.9    
   Nonsalt 0.7     0.7       0.4    
Total 0.4     0.4       1.5