UPDATE: Natural Gas Inventory +11 bcf vs +17 bcf Expected

August 25, 2016 10:30 AM EDT

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(Updated - August 25, 2016 10:32 AM EDT)

  • Natural Gas Inventory +11 bcf vs +17 bcf Expected

Working gas in storage was 3,350 Bcf as of Friday, August 19, 2016, according to EIA estimates. This represents a net increase of 11 Bcf from the previous week. Stocks were 275 Bcf higher than last year at this time and 350 Bcf above the five-year average of 3,000 Bcf. At 3,350 Bcf, total working gas is above the five-year historical range.

Stocks
billion cubic feet (Bcf)
Year ago
(08/19/15)
5-year average
(2011-15)
Region08/19/1608/12/16net changeimplied flow Bcf% changeBcf% change
East775 763 12 12 719 7.8 730 6.2
Midwest875 861 14 14 761 15.0 789 10.9
Mountain219 217 2 2 182 20.3 174 25.9
Pacific310 313 -3 -3 345 -10.1 329 -5.8
South Central1,171 1,185 -14 -14 1,068 9.6 978 19.7
Salt292 305 -13 -13 287 1.7 224 30.4
Nonsalt879 881 -2 -2 781 12.5 754 16.6
Total3,350 3,339 11 11 3,075 8.9 3,000 11.7

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 2011 through 2015. The dashed vertical lines indicate current and year-ago weekly periods.



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