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Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report

for week ending January 12, 2018   |   Released: January 18, 2018 at 10:30 a.m.   |   Next Release: January 25, 2018

Working gas in underground storage, Lower 48 states Summary text CSV JSN
    Historical Comparisons
Stocks
billion cubic feet (Bcf)
  Year ago
(01/12/17)
5-year average
(2013-17)
Region 01/12/18 01/05/18 net change implied flow   Bcf % change Bcf % change
East 614     664     -50     -50       647     -5.1     683     -10.1    
Midwest 717     778     -61     -61       805     -10.9     786     -8.8    
Mountain 158     167     -9     -9       185     -14.6     169     -6.5    
Pacific 244     251     -7     -7       250     -2.4     276     -11.6    
South Central 851     907     -56     -56       1,064     -20.0     1,032     -17.5    
   Salt 206     224     -18     -18       316     -34.8     286     -28.0    
   Nonsalt 646     683     -37     -37       748     -13.6     745     -13.3    
Total 2,584     2,767     -183     -183       2,952     -12.5     2,946     -12.3    


Summary

Working gas in storage was 2,584 Bcf as of Friday, January 12, 2018, according to EIA estimates. This represents a net decrease of 183 Bcf from the previous week. Stocks were 368 Bcf less than last year at this time and 362 Bcf below the five-year average of 2,946 Bcf. At 2,584 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 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 01/12/18 01/05/18   net change
East 1.5     1.5       0.8    
Midwest 1.7     1.7       1.2    
Mountain 1.6     1.6       0.2    
Pacific 2.6     2.4       0.5    
South Central 1.8     1.7       1.5    
   Salt 3.4     3.1       1.0    
   Nonsalt 2.1     2.0       1.1    
Total 0.9     0.8       2.1