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Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report

for week ending August 9, 2019   |   Released: August 15, 2019 at 10:30 a.m.   |   Next Release: August 22, 2019

Working gas in underground storage, Lower 48 states Summary text CSV JSN
    Historical Comparisons
Stocks
billion cubic feet (Bcf)
  Year ago
(08/09/18)
5-year average
(2014-18)
Region 08/09/19 08/02/19 net change implied flow   Bcf % change Bcf % change
East 634     613     21     21       588     7.8     667     -4.9    
Midwest 729     701     28     28       601     21.3     727     0.3    
Mountain 164     161     3     3       151     8.6     179     -8.4    
Pacific 272     272     0     0       240     13.3     294     -7.5    
South Central 939     941     -2     -2       803     16.9     982     -4.4    
   Salt 214     221     -7     -7       196     9.2     258     -17.1    
   Nonsalt 725     719     6     6       606     19.6     724     0.1    
Total 2,738     2,689     49     49       2,381     15.0     2,849     -3.9    

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

Summary

Working gas in storage was 2,738 Bcf as of Friday, August 9, 2019, according to EIA estimates. This represents a net increase of 49 Bcf from the previous week. Stocks were 357 Bcf higher than last year at this time and 111 Bcf below the five-year average of 2,849 Bcf. At 2,738 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 08/09/19 08/02/19   net change
East 0.9     0.9       0.8    
Midwest 0.7     0.7       0.5    
Mountain 1.1     1.2       0.1    
Pacific 0.0     0.0       0.0    
South Central 0.8     0.8       0.5    
   Salt 2.3     2.2       0.3    
   Nonsalt 0.7     0.7       0.4    
Total 0.4     0.4       1.1