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Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report

for week ending January 16, 2015   |   Released: January 22, 2015 at 10:30 a.m.   |   Next Release: January 29, 2015

Working gas in underground storage, lower 48 states Summary text CSV JSN
    Historical Comparisons
Stocks
billion cubic feet (Bcf)
  Year ago
(01/16/14)
5-Year average
(2010-2014)
Region 01/16/15 01/09/15 net change implied flow   (Bcf) % change (Bcf) % change
East 1,350     1,468     -118     -118       1,197     12.8     1,425     -5.3    
West 384     400     -16     -16       351     9.4     391     -1.8    
Producing 903     985     -82     -82       891     1.3     975     -7.4    
   Salt 260     291     -31     -31       213     22.1     199     30.7    
   Nonsalt 643     694     -51     -51       678     -5.2     775     -17.0    
Total 2,637     2,853     -216     -216       2,438     8.2     2,790     -5.5    


Summary

Working gas in storage was 2,637 Bcf as of Friday, January 16, 2015, according to EIA estimates. This represents a net decline of 216 Bcf from the previous week. Stocks were 199 Bcf higher than last year at this time and 153 Bcf below the 5-year average of 2,790 Bcf. In the East Region, stocks were 75 Bcf below the 5-year average following net withdrawals of 118 Bcf. Stocks in the Producing Region were 72 Bcf below the 5-year average of 975 Bcf after a net withdrawal of 82 Bcf. Stocks in the West Region were 7 Bcf below the 5-year average after a net drawdown of 16 Bcf. At 2,637 Bcf, total working gas is within the 5-year historical range.

Working Gas in Underground Storage Compared with 5-Year Range

Note: The shaded area indicates the range between the historical minimum and maximum values for the weekly series from 2010 through 2014.
Source: Form EIA-912, "Weekly Underground Natural Gas Storage Report." The dashed vertical lines indicate current and year-ago weekly periods.