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Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report

for week ending January 11, 2019   |   Released: January 17, 2019 at 10:30 a.m.   |   Next Release: January 24, 2019

Working gas in underground storage, Lower 48 states Summary text CSV JSN
    Historical Comparisons
Stocks
billion cubic feet (Bcf)
  Year ago
(01/11/18)
5-year average
(2014-18)
Region 01/11/19 01/04/19 net change implied flow   Bcf % change Bcf % change
East 620     651     -31     -31       621     -0.2     666     -6.9    
Midwest 729     763     -34     -34       726     0.4     769     -5.2    
Mountain 127     132     -5     -5       159     -20.1     164     -22.6    
Pacific 196     204     -8     -8       245     -20.0     264     -25.8    
South Central 861     865     -4     -4       859     0.2     997     -13.6    
   Salt 303     302     1     1       209     45.0     276     9.8    
   Nonsalt 557     563     -6     -6       651     -14.4     722     -22.9    
Total 2,533     2,614     -81     -81       2,610     -3.0     2,860     -11.4    

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

Summary

Working gas in storage was 2,533 Bcf as of Friday, January 11, 2019, according to EIA estimates. This represents a net decrease of 81 Bcf from the previous week. Stocks were 77 Bcf less than last year at this time and 327 Bcf below the five-year average of 2,860 Bcf. At 2,533 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 01/11/19 01/04/19   net change
East 1.2     1.1       0.2    
Midwest 0.9     0.8       0.4    
Mountain 1.1     1.2       0.2    
Pacific 0.0     0.0       0.0    
South Central 0.8     0.8       0.6    
   Salt 1.8     1.8       0.1    
   Nonsalt 0.7     0.6       0.6    
Total 0.5     0.5       0.8