UPDATE: Natural Gas Inventory +22 bcf vs +27 bcf Expected

August 18, 2016 10:30 AM EDT

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(Updated - August 18, 2016 10:31 AM EDT)

  • Natural Gas Inventory +22 bcf vs +27 bcf Expected

Working gas in storage was 3,339 Bcf as of Friday, August 12, 2016, according to EIA estimates. This represents a net increase of 22 Bcf from the previous week. Stocks were 327 Bcf higher than last year at this time and 405 Bcf above the five-year average of 2,934 Bcf. At 3,339 Bcf, total working gas is above the five-year historical range.

Historical Comparisons
Stocks
billion cubic feet (Bcf)
Year ago
(08/12/15)
5-year average
(2011-15)
Region08/12/1608/05/16net changeimplied flow Bcf% changeBcf% change
East763 746 17 17 697 9.5 708 7.8
Midwest861 845 16 16 732 17.6 758 13.6
Mountain217 215 2 2 178 21.9 170 27.6
Pacific313 314 -1 -1 345 -9.3 328 -4.6
South Central1,185 1,197 -12 -12 1,060 11.8 969 22.3
Salt305 313 -8 -8 287 6.3 224 36.2
Nonsalt881 884 -3 -3 772 14.1 745 18.3
Total3,339 3,317 22 22 3,012 10.9 2,934 13.8

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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