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Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report

for week ending April 21, 2017   |   Released: April 27, 2017 at 10:30 a.m.   |   Next Release: May 4, 2017

Working gas in underground storage, Lower 48 states Summary text CSV JSN
    Historical Comparisons
Stocks
billion cubic feet (Bcf)
  Year ago
(04/21/16)
5-year average
(2012-16)
Region 04/21/17 04/14/17 net change implied flow   Bcf % change Bcf % change
East 303     278     25     25       428     -29.2     356     -14.9    
Midwest 504     487     17     17       552     -8.7     387     30.2    
Mountain 149     144     5     5       155     -3.9     122     22.1    
Pacific 228     223     5     5       276     -17.4     243     -6.2    
South Central 1,005     983     22     22       1,136     -11.5     783     28.4    
   Salt 321     314     7     7       351     -8.5     218     47.2    
   Nonsalt 684     670     14     14       786     -13.0     565     21.1    
Total 2,189     2,115     74     74       2,547     -14.1     1,890     15.8    


Summary

Working gas in storage was 2,189 Bcf as of Friday, April 21, 2017, according to EIA estimates. This represents a net increase of 74 Bcf from the previous week. Stocks were 358 Bcf less than last year at this time and 299 Bcf above the five-year average of 1,890 Bcf. At 2,189 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 2012 through 2016. 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 04/21/17 04/14/17   net change
East 2.1     2.2       0.8    
Midwest 1.3     1.3       0.6    
Mountain 3.9     4.0       0.2    
Pacific 5.7     5.8       0.3    
South Central 2.0     2.0       0.8    
   Salt 4.1     4.1       0.6    
   Nonsalt 2.2     2.2       0.6    
Total 1.2     1.2       1.4