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Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report

for week ending April 12, 2019   |   Released: April 18, 2019 at 10:30 a.m.   |   Next Release: April 25, 2019

Working gas in underground storage, Lower 48 states Summary text CSV JSN
    Historical Comparisons
Stocks
billion cubic feet (Bcf)
  Year ago
(04/12/18)
5-year average
(2014-18)
Region 04/12/19 04/05/19 net change implied flow   Bcf % change Bcf % change
East 228     209     19     19       208     9.6     264     -13.6    
Midwest 254     240     14     14       231     10.0     332     -23.5    
Mountain 66     64     2     2       83     -20.5     115     -42.6    
Pacific 128     119     9     9       174     -26.4     211     -39.3    
South Central 571     523     48     48       608     -6.1     739     -22.7    
   Salt 187     166     21     21       187     0.0     218     -14.2    
   Nonsalt 384     357     27     27       421     -8.8     521     -26.3    
Total 1,247     1,155     92     92       1,304     -4.4     1,661     -24.9    

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

Summary

Working gas in storage was 1,247 Bcf as of Friday, April 12, 2019, according to EIA estimates. This represents a net increase of 92 Bcf from the previous week. Stocks were 57 Bcf less than last year at this time and 414 Bcf below the five-year average of 1,661 Bcf. At 1,247 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 04/12/19 04/05/19   net change
East 1.8     1.9       0.5    
Midwest 1.1     1.2       0.6    
Mountain 1.8     1.9       0.1    
Pacific 0.0     0.0       0.0    
South Central 0.9     1.0       0.5    
   Salt 2.5     2.7       0.3    
   Nonsalt 0.6     0.7       0.4    
Total 0.6     0.6       1.0