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Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report

for week ending October 13, 2017   |   Released: October 19, 2017 at 10:30 a.m.   |   Next Release: October 26, 2017

Working gas in underground storage, Lower 48 states Summary text CSV JSN
    Historical Comparisons
Stocks
billion cubic feet (Bcf)
  Year ago
(10/13/16)
5-year average
(2012-16)
Region 10/13/17 10/06/17 net change implied flow   Bcf % change Bcf % change
East 902     884     18     18       923     -2.3     897     0.6    
Midwest 1,054     1,024     30     30       1,090     -3.3     1,042     1.2    
Mountain 224     223     1     1       243     -7.8     213     5.2    
Pacific 316     315     1     1       325     -2.8     352     -10.2    
South Central 1,150     1,149     1     1       1,245     -7.6     1,177     -2.3    
   Salt 302     310     -8     -8       326     -7.4     306     -1.3    
   Nonsalt 847     838     9     9       918     -7.7     871     -2.8    
Total 3,646     3,595     51     51       3,825     -4.7     3,681     -1.0    


Summary

Working gas in storage was 3,646 Bcf as of Friday, October 13, 2017, according to EIA estimates. This represents a net increase of 51 Bcf from the previous week. Stocks were 179 Bcf less than last year at this time and 35 Bcf below the five-year average of 3,681 Bcf. At 3,646 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 10/13/17 10/06/17   net change
East 1.4     1.4       0.8    
Midwest 1.6     1.7       1.4    
Mountain 1.8     1.8       0.2    
Pacific 2.9     3.1       1.1    
South Central 1.7     1.7       1.1    
   Salt 3.3     3.3       0.7    
   Nonsalt 2.0     2.0       0.9    
Total 0.8     0.9       2.2