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Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report

for week ending February 7, 2020   |   Released: February 13, 2020 at 10:30 a.m.   |   Next Release: February 20, 2020

Working gas in underground storage, Lower 48 states Summary text CSV JSN
    Historical Comparisons
Stocks
billion cubic feet (Bcf)
  Year ago
(02/07/19)
5-year average
(2015-19)
Region 02/07/20 01/31/20 net change implied flow   Bcf % change Bcf % change
East 569     598     -29     -29       447     27.3     498     14.3    
Midwest 694     725     -31     -31       496     39.9     587     18.2    
Mountain 126     136     -10     -10       96     31.3     131     -3.8    
Pacific 202     210     -8     -8       157     28.7     222     -9.0    
South Central 903     941     -38     -38       695     29.9     841     7.4    
   Salt 269     281     -12     -12       247     8.9     259     3.9    
   Nonsalt 634     660     -26     -26       448     41.5     582     8.9    
Total 2,494     2,609     -115     -115       1,893     31.7     2,279     9.4    

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

Summary

Working gas in storage was 2,494 Bcf as of Friday, February 7, 2020, according to EIA estimates. This represents a net decrease of 115 Bcf from the previous week. Stocks were 601 Bcf higher than last year at this time and 215 Bcf above the five-year average of 2,279 Bcf. At 2,494 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 02/07/20 01/31/20   net change
East 1.4     1.3       0.4    
Midwest 0.7     0.7       0.4    
Mountain 0.8     0.8       0.2    
Pacific 0.0     0.0       0.0    
South Central 0.8     0.8       0.6    
   Salt 1.8     1.7       0.5    
   Nonsalt 0.8     0.8       0.3    
Total 0.5     0.5       0.9