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Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report

for week ending December 19, 2014   |   Released: December 24, 2014 at 12:00 p.m.   |   Next Release: December 31, 2014

Working gas in underground storage, lower 48 states Summary text CSV JSN
    Historical Comparisons
Stocks
billion cubic feet (Bcf)
  Year ago
(12/19/13)
5-Year average
(2009-2013)
Region 12/19/14 12/12/14 net change implied flow   (Bcf) % change (Bcf) % change
East 1,689     1,725     -36     -36       1,584     6.6     1,800     -6.2    
West 461     471     -10     -10       432     6.7     467     -1.3    
Producing 1,096     1,099     -3     -3       1,080     1.5     1,148     -4.5    
   Salt 327     325     2     2       265     23.4     239     36.8    
   Nonsalt 769     774     -5     -5       815     -5.6     908     -15.3    
Total 3,246     3,295     -49     -49       3,096     4.8     3,415     -4.9    


Summary

Working gas in storage was 3,246 Bcf as of Friday, December 19, 2014, according to EIA estimates. This represents a net decline of 49 Bcf from the previous week. Stocks were 150 Bcf higher than last year at this time and 169 Bcf below the 5-year average of 3,415 Bcf. In the East Region, stocks were 111 Bcf below the 5-year average following net withdrawals of 36 Bcf. Stocks in the Producing Region were 52 Bcf below the 5-year average of 1,148 Bcf after a net withdrawal of 3 Bcf. Stocks in the West Region were 6 Bcf below the 5-year average after a net drawdown of 10 Bcf. At 3,246 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 2009 through 2013.
Source: Form EIA-912, "Weekly Underground Natural Gas Storage Report." The dashed vertical lines indicate current and year-ago weekly periods.