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Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report

for week ending July 17, 2015   |   Released: July 23, 2015 at 10:30 a.m.   |   Next Release: July 30, 2015

Working gas in underground storage, lower 48 states Summary text CSV JSN
    Historical Comparisons
Stocks
billion cubic feet (Bcf)
  Year ago
(07/17/14)
5-Year average
(2010-2014)
Region 07/17/15 07/10/15 net change implied flow   (Bcf) % change (Bcf) % change
East 1,276    C 1,235     41     48    C   1,092     16.8     1,339     -4.7    
West 458     450     8     8       367     24.8     434     5.5    
Producing 1,094     1,082     12     12       747     46.5     974     12.3    
   Salt 304     305     -1     -1       206     47.6     212     43.4    
   Nonsalt 790     777     13     13       540     46.3     762     3.7    
Total 2,828    C 2,767     61     68    C   2,206     28.2     2,747     2.9    

C=Reclassification.
Reclassifications from working gas to base gas resulted in decreased working gas stocks of approximately 7 Bcf in the East region for the week ending July 17, 2015. The implied flow for the week is an increase of 68 Bcf to working gas stocks. (See Notes and Definitions for more information on "implied flow.")

Summary

Working gas in storage was 2,828 Bcf as of Friday, July 17, 2015, according to EIA estimates. This represents a net increase of 61 Bcf from the previous week. Stocks were 622 Bcf higher than last year at this time and 81 Bcf above the 5-year average of 2,747 Bcf. In the East Region, stocks were 63 Bcf below the 5-year average following net injections of 41 Bcf. Stocks in the Producing Region were 120 Bcf above the 5-year average of 974 Bcf after a net injection of 12 Bcf. Stocks in the West Region were 24 Bcf above the 5-year average after a net addition of 8 Bcf. At 2,828 Bcf, total working gas is within the 5-year historical range.

Working Gas in Underground Storage Compared with 5-Year Range

Note: The shaded area indicates the range between the historical minimum and maximum values for the weekly series from 2010 through 2014.
Source: Form EIA-912, "Weekly Underground Natural Gas Storage Report." The dashed vertical lines indicate current and year-ago weekly periods.