UPDATE: Natural Gas Inventory +51 bcf vs +42 bcf Expected

September 1, 2016 10:30 AM EDT

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(Updated - September 1, 2016 10:30 AM EDT)

  • Natural Gas Inventory +51 bcf vs +42 bcf Expected

Working gas in storage was 3,401 Bcf as of Friday, August 26, 2016, according to EIA estimates. This represents a net increase of 51 Bcf from the previous week. Stocks were 238 Bcf higher than last year at this time and 334 Bcf above the five-year average of 3,067 Bcf. At 3,401 Bcf, total working gas is above the five-year historical range.

Stocks
billion cubic feet (Bcf)
Year ago
(08/26/15)
5-year average
(2011-15)
Region08/26/1608/19/16net changeimplied flow Bcf% changeBcf% change
East796 775 21 21 744 7.0 751 6.0
Midwest904 875 29 29 802 12.7 822 10.0
Mountain222 219 3 3 187 18.7 178 24.7
Pacific310 310 0 0 345 -10.1 330 -6.1
South Central1,169 1,171 -2 -2 1,085 7.7 987 18.4
Salt287 292 -5 -5 289 -0.7 225 27.6
Nonsalt883 879 4 4 796 10.9 762 15.9
Total3,401 3,350 51 51 3,163 7.5 3,067 10.9

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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