‹ See All Natural Gas Reports

Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report

for week ending January 7, 2022   |   Released: January 13, 2022 at 10:30 a.m.   |   Next Release: January 20, 2022

Working gas in underground storage, Lower 48 states Summary text CSV JSN
    Historical Comparisons
Stocks
billion cubic feet (Bcf)
  Year ago
(01/07/21)
5-year average
(2017-21)
Region 01/07/22 12/31/21 net change implied flow   Bcf % change Bcf % change
East 730     767     -37     -37       732     -0.3     688     6.1    
Midwest 835     893     -58     -58       885     -5.6     823     1.5    
Mountain 159     172     -13     -13       189     -15.9     168     -5.4    
Pacific 204     219     -15     -15       279     -26.9     246     -17.1    
South Central 1,088     1,143     -55     -55       1,131     -3.8     1,019     6.8    
   Salt 330     347     -17     -17       328     0.6     302     9.3    
   Nonsalt 759     796     -37     -37       803     -5.5     717     5.9    
Total 3,016     3,195     -179     -179       3,215     -6.2     2,944     2.4    

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

Summary

Working gas in storage was 3,016 Bcf as of Friday, January 7, 2022, according to EIA estimates. This represents a net decrease of 179 Bcf from the previous week. Stocks were 199 Bcf less than last year at this time and 72 Bcf above the five-year average of 2,944 Bcf. At 3,016 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 01/07/22 12/31/21   net change
East 1.0     1.0       0.4    
Midwest 0.7     0.8       0.7    
Mountain 1.0     1.1       0.3    
Pacific 0.0     0.0       0.0    
South Central 0.6     0.6       0.5    
   Salt 1.4     1.4       0.4    
   Nonsalt 0.6     0.6       0.3    
Total 0.4     0.4       1.0