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Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report

for week ending January 13, 2017   |   Released: January 19, 2017 at 10:30 a.m.   |   Next Release: January 26, 2017

Working gas in underground storage, Lower 48 states Summary text CSV JSN
    Historical Comparisons
Stocks
billion cubic feet (Bcf)
  Year ago
(01/13/16)
5-year average
(2012-16)
Region 01/13/17 01/06/17 net change implied flow   Bcf % change Bcf % change
East 639     698     -59     -59       771     -17.1     708     -9.7    
Midwest 795     865     -70     -70       897     -11.4     797     -0.3    
Mountain 183     197     -14     -14       172     6.4     166     10.2    
Pacific 248     263     -15     -15       285     -13.0     284     -12.7    
South Central 1,052     1,137     -85     -85       1,223     -14.0     1,040     1.2    
   Salt 312     343     -31     -31       350     -10.9     276     13.0    
   Nonsalt 740     794     -54     -54       873     -15.2     763     -3.0    
Total 2,917     3,160     -243     -243       3,348     -12.9     2,994     -2.6    


At 10:30 a.m., Eastern Standard Time on January 26, 2017, EIA will begin including estimated measures of sampling variability for weekly estimates of working natural gas stocks and the net change in working natural gas stocks as part of the Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report (WNGSR). EIA has provided answers to frequently asked questions about the incorporation of estimated measures of sampling variability for published estimates of weekly stocks and their net changes in the WNGSR. Details about these changes can be found at: http://ir.eia.gov/ngs/notice.html.

Summary

Working gas in storage was 2,917 Bcf as of Friday, January 13, 2017, according to EIA estimates. This represents a net decline of 243 Bcf from the previous week. Stocks were 431 Bcf less than last year at this time and 77 Bcf below the five-year average of 2,994 Bcf. At 2,917 Bcf, total working gas is within 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 2012 through 2016. The dashed vertical lines indicate current and year-ago weekly periods.