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Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report

for week ending May 20, 2016   |   Released: May 26, 2016 at 10:30 a.m.   |   Next Release: June 2, 2016

Working gas in underground storage, Lower 48 states Summary text CSV JSN
    Historical Comparisons
Stocks
billion cubic feet (Bcf)
  Year ago
(05/20/15)
5-year average
(2011-15)
Region 05/20/16 05/13/16 net change implied flow   Bcf % change Bcf % change
East 511     490     21     21       395     29.4     433     18.0    
Midwest 629     606     23     23       387     62.5     435     44.6    
Mountain 171     166     5     5       128     33.6     121     41.3    
Pacific 298     293     5     5       304     -2.0     252     18.3    
South Central 1,216     1,199     17     17       856     42.1     814     49.4    
   Salt 372     371     1     1       258     44.2     216     72.2    
   Nonsalt 844     828     16     16       598     41.1     599     40.9    
Total 2,825     2,754     71     71       2,069     36.5     2,056     37.4    


Summary

Working gas in storage was 2,825 Bcf as of Friday, May 20, 2016, according to EIA estimates. This represents a net increase of 71 Bcf from the previous week. Stocks were 756 Bcf higher than last year at this time and 769 Bcf above the five-year average of 2,056 Bcf. At 2,825 Bcf, total working gas is above the five-year historical range.

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 2011 through 2015. The dashed vertical lines indicate current and year-ago weekly periods.