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Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report

for week ending July 12, 2019   |   Released: July 18, 2019 at 10:30 a.m.   |   Next Release: July 25, 2019

Working gas in underground storage, Lower 48 states Summary text CSV JSN
    Historical Comparisons
Stocks
billion cubic feet (Bcf)
  Year ago
(07/12/18)
5-year average
(2014-18)
Region 07/12/19 07/05/19 net change implied flow   Bcf % change Bcf % change
East 561     544     17     17       503     11.5     584     -3.9    
Midwest 627     597     30     30       498     25.9     634     -1.1    
Mountain 147     140     7     7       144     2.1     169     -13.0    
Pacific 268     263     5     5       259     3.5     293     -8.5    
South Central 929     927     2     2       839     10.7     996     -6.7    
   Salt 246     257     -11     -11       232     6.0     282     -12.8    
   Nonsalt 683     669     14     14       607     12.5     714     -4.3    
Total 2,533     2,471     62     62       2,242     13.0     2,676     -5.3    

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

Summary

Working gas in storage was 2,533 Bcf as of Friday, July 12, 2019, according to EIA estimates. This represents a net increase of 62 Bcf from the previous week. Stocks were 291 Bcf higher than last year at this time and 143 Bcf below the five-year average of 2,676 Bcf. At 2,533 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 07/12/19 07/05/19   net change
East 1.2     1.2       0.2    
Midwest 0.7     0.6       0.5    
Mountain 1.3     1.3       0.1    
Pacific 0.0     0.0       0.0    
South Central 0.7     0.7       0.7    
   Salt 2.0     2.0       0.3    
   Nonsalt 0.6     0.6       0.6    
Total 0.4     0.4       0.9