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Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report

for week ending August 5, 2022   |   Released: August 11, 2022 at 10:30 a.m.   |   Next Release: August 18, 2022

Working gas in underground storage, Lower 48 states Summary text CSV JSN
    Historical Comparisons
Stocks
billion cubic feet (Bcf)
  Year ago
(08/05/21)
5-year average
(2017-21)
Region 08/05/22 07/29/22 net change implied flow   Bcf % change Bcf % change
East 564     549     15     15       625     -9.8     647     -12.8    
Midwest 663     643     20     20       738     -10.2     732     -9.4    
Mountain 148     147     1     1       185     -20.0     181     -18.2    
Pacific 252     253     -1     -1       241     4.6     272     -7.4    
South Central 874     865     9     9       979     -10.7     1,007     -13.2    
   Salt 193     195     -2     -2       247     -21.9     259     -25.5    
   Nonsalt 681     671     10     10       731     -6.8     749     -9.1    
Total 2,501     2,457     44     44       2,769     -9.7     2,839     -11.9    

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

Summary

Working gas in storage was 2,501 Bcf as of Friday, August 5, 2022, according to EIA estimates. This represents a net increase of 44 Bcf from the previous week. Stocks were 268 Bcf less than last year at this time and 338 Bcf below the five-year average of 2,839 Bcf. At 2,501 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 08/05/22 07/29/22   net change
East 0.9     0.9       0.3    
Midwest 0.8     0.7       0.4    
Mountain 1.4     1.3       0.3    
Pacific 0.0     0.0       0.0    
South Central 0.7     0.7       0.5    
   Salt 1.3     1.3       0.4    
   Nonsalt 0.8     0.8       0.2    
Total 0.4     0.4       0.7