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Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report

for week ending November 9, 2018   |   Released: November 15, 2018 at 10:30 a.m.   |   Next Release: November 21, 2018

Working gas in underground storage, Lower 48 states Summary text CSV JSN
    Historical Comparisons
Stocks
billion cubic feet (Bcf)
  Year ago
(11/09/17)
5-year average
(2013-17)
Region 11/09/18 11/02/18 net change implied flow   Bcf % change Bcf % change
East 835     831     4     4       916     -8.8     920     -9.2    
Midwest 991     980     11     11       1,109     -10.6     1,098     -9.7    
Mountain 181     182     -1     -1       221     -18.1     219     -17.4    
Pacific 266     265     1     1       315     -15.6     351     -24.2    
South Central 974     949     25     25       1,214     -19.8     1,259     -22.6    
   Salt 272     253     19     19       340     -20.0     353     -22.9    
   Nonsalt 702     696     6     6       873     -19.6     906     -22.5    
Total 3,247     3,208     39     39       3,775     -14.0     3,848     -15.6    


Starting with this week's Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report (WNGSR) release, the WNGSR history file will include a new worksheet showing the net change for each report week. 

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

 

Summary

Working gas in storage was 3,247 Bcf as of Friday, November 9, 2018, according to EIA estimates. This represents a net increase of 39 Bcf from the previous week. Stocks were 528 Bcf less than last year at this time and 601 Bcf below the five-year average of 3,848 Bcf. At 3,247 Bcf, total working gas is below 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 2013 through 2017. 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 11/09/18 11/02/18   net change
East 0.9     0.9       0.3    
Midwest 0.9     0.9       0.4    
Mountain 1.4     1.6       0.4    
Pacific 0.0     0.0       0.0    
South Central 0.6     0.6       0.8    
   Salt 1.9     1.9       0.6    
   Nonsalt 0.4     0.4       0.5    
Total 0.4     0.4       1.0