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Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report

for week ending December 7, 2018   |   Released: December 13, 2018 at 10:30 a.m.   |   Next Release: December 20, 2018

Working gas in underground storage, Lower 48 states Summary text CSV JSN
    Historical Comparisons
Stocks
billion cubic feet (Bcf)
  Year ago
(12/07/17)
5-year average
(2013-17)
Region 12/07/18 11/30/18 net change implied flow   Bcf % change Bcf % change
East 732     752     -20     -20       857     -14.6     856     -14.5    
Midwest 885     914     -29     -29       1,037     -14.7     1,018     -13.1    
Mountain 160     168     -8     -8       214     -25.2     207     -22.7    
Pacific 238     253     -15     -15       306     -22.2     332     -28.3    
South Central 898     905     -7     -7       1,222     -26.5     1,224     -26.6    
   Salt 271     263     8     8       360     -24.7     352     -23.0    
   Nonsalt 627     642     -15     -15       862     -27.3     872     -28.1    
Total 2,914     2,991     -77     -77       3,636     -19.9     3,637     -19.9    

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

Summary

Working gas in storage was 2,914 Bcf as of Friday, December 7, 2018, according to EIA estimates. This represents a net decrease of 77 Bcf from the previous week. Stocks were 722 Bcf less than last year at this time and 723 Bcf below the five-year average of 3,637 Bcf. At 2,914 Bcf, total working gas is below 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 2013 through 2017. 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 12/07/18 11/30/18   net change
East 1.0     1.0       0.5    
Midwest 1.0     0.9       0.5    
Mountain 1.3     1.4       0.4    
Pacific 0.0     0.0       0.0    
South Central 0.7     0.7       0.3    
   Salt 1.9     1.9       0.2    
   Nonsalt 0.6     0.5       0.3    
Total 0.4     0.4       0.8