UPDATE: Natural Gas Inventory +36 bcf vs +43 bcf Expected

September 8, 2016 10:30 AM EDT

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(Updated - September 8, 2016 10:30 AM EDT)

  • Natural Gas Inventory +36 bcf vs +43 bcf Expected

Working gas in storage was 3,437 Bcf as of Friday, September 2, 2016, according to EIA estimates. This represents a net increase of 36 Bcf from the previous week. Stocks were 196 Bcf higher than last year at this time and 306 Bcf above the five-year average of 3,131 Bcf. At 3,437 Bcf, total working gas is above the five-year historical range.

Historical Comparisons
Stocks
billion cubic feet (Bcf)
Year ago
(09/02/15)
5-year average
(2011-15)
Region09/02/1608/26/16net changeimplied flow Bcf% changeBcf% change
East812 796 16 16 764 6.3 770 5.5
Midwest928 904 24 24 839 10.6 854 8.7
Mountain224 222 2 2 190 17.9 181 23.8
Pacific313 310 3 3 348 -10.1 331 -5.4
South Central1,160 1,169 -9 -9 1,101 5.4 995 16.6
Salt280 287 -7 -7 292 -4.1 225 24.4
Nonsalt880 883 -3 -3 808 8.9 770 14.3
Total3,437 3,401 36 36 3,241 6.0 3,131 9.8

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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