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Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report

for week ending March 8, 2019   |   Released: March 14, 2019 at 10:30 a.m.   |   Next Release: March 21, 2019

Working gas in underground storage, Lower 48 states Summary text CSV JSN
    Historical Comparisons
Stocks
billion cubic feet (Bcf)
  Year ago
(03/08/18)
5-year average
(2014-18)
Region 03/08/19 03/01/19 net change implied flow   Bcf % change Bcf % change
East 262     311     -49     -49       320     -18.1     338     -22.5    
Midwest 287     338     -51     -51       354     -18.9     398     -27.9    
Mountain 66     73     -7     -7       94     -29.8     116     -43.1    
Pacific 102     112     -10     -10       170     -40.0     199     -48.7    
South Central 469     557     -88     -88       607     -22.7     705     -33.5    
   Salt 129     180     -51     -51       186     -30.6     195     -33.8    
   Nonsalt 340     377     -37     -37       420     -19.0     510     -33.3    
Total 1,186     1,390     -204     -204       1,545     -23.2     1,755     -32.4    

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

Summary

Working gas in storage was 1,186 Bcf as of Friday, March 8, 2019, according to EIA estimates. This represents a net decrease of 204 Bcf from the previous week. Stocks were 359 Bcf less than last year at this time and 569 Bcf below the five-year average of 1,755 Bcf. At 1,186 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 2014 through 2018. 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 03/08/19 03/01/19   net change
East 1.7     1.6       1.0    
Midwest 1.2     1.1       0.5    
Mountain 1.6     1.2       0.2    
Pacific 0.0     0.0       0.0    
South Central 1.1     1.0       0.9    
   Salt 3.2     2.5       0.8    
   Nonsalt 0.9     0.9       0.4    
Total 0.6     0.6       1.4