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Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report

for week ending January 10, 2020   |   Released: January 16, 2020 at 10:30 a.m.   |   Next Release: January 23, 2020

Working gas in underground storage, Lower 48 states Summary text CSV JSN
    Historical Comparisons
Stocks
billion cubic feet (Bcf)
  Year ago
(01/10/19)
5-year average
(2015-19)
Region 01/10/20 01/03/20 net change implied flow   Bcf % change Bcf % change
East 716     756     -40     -40       624     14.7     677     5.8    
Midwest 851     885     -34     -34       734     15.9     796     6.9    
Mountain 161     166     -5     -5       128     25.8     159     1.3    
Pacific 235     244     -9     -9       197     19.3     256     -8.2    
South Central 1,076     1,097     -21     -21       862     24.8     1,002     7.4    
   Salt 320     323     -3     -3       303     5.6     297     7.7    
   Nonsalt 756     774     -18     -18       558     35.5     705     7.2    
Total 3,039     3,148     -109     -109       2,545     19.4     2,890     5.2    

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

Summary

Working gas in storage was 3,039 Bcf as of Friday, January 10, 2020, according to EIA estimates. This represents a net decrease of 109 Bcf from the previous week. Stocks were 494 Bcf higher than last year at this time and 149 Bcf above the five-year average of 2,890 Bcf. At 3,039 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 2015 through 2019. 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 01/10/20 01/03/20   net change
East 1.2     1.2       0.4    
Midwest 0.7     0.8       0.5    
Mountain 1.0     1.0       0.1    
Pacific 0.0     0.0       0.0    
South Central 0.7     0.7       0.4    
   Salt 1.6     1.6       0.4    
   Nonsalt 0.7     0.7       0.2    
Total 0.4     0.4       0.8