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Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report

for week ending November 17, 2017   |   Released: November 22, 2017 at 12:00 p.m.   |   Next Release: November 30, 2017

Working gas in underground storage, Lower 48 states Summary text CSV JSN
    Historical Comparisons
Stocks
billion cubic feet (Bcf)
  Year ago
(11/17/16)
5-year average
(2012-16)
Region 11/17/17 11/10/17 net change implied flow   Bcf % change Bcf % change
East 891     915     -24     -24       936     -4.8     916     -2.7    
Midwest 1,090     1,108     -18     -18       1,153     -5.5     1,091     -0.1    
Mountain 220     220     0     0       259     -15.1     219     0.5    
Pacific 314     315     -1     -1       328     -4.3     362     -13.3    
South Central 1,211     1,214     -3     -3       1,369     -11.5     1,259     -3.8    
   Salt 340     341     -1     -1       396     -14.1     347     -2.0    
   Nonsalt 871     873     -2     -2       973     -10.5     912     -4.5    
Total 3,726     3,772     -46     -46       4,045     -7.9     3,847     -3.1    


Summary

Working gas in storage was 3,726 Bcf as of Friday, November 17, 2017, according to EIA estimates. This represents a net decrease of 46 Bcf from the previous week. Stocks were 319 Bcf less than last year at this time and 121 Bcf below the five-year average of 3,847 Bcf. At 3,726 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 2012 through 2016. 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 11/17/17 11/10/17   net change
East 1.5     1.4       0.3    
Midwest 1.7     1.7       2.0    
Mountain 1.8     1.8       0.2    
Pacific 2.4     2.2       1.1    
South Central 1.7     1.7       0.7    
   Salt 3.5     3.5       0.2    
   Nonsalt 1.9     1.9       0.7    
Total 0.8     0.8       2.4