UPDATE: Natural Gas Inventory +73 bcf vs +73 bcf Expected

October 27, 2016 10:30 AM EDT

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(Updated - October 27, 2016 10:30 AM EDT)

  • Natural Gas Inventory +73 bcf vs +73 bcf Expected

Working gas in storage was 3,909 Bcf as of Friday, October 21, 2016, according to EIA estimates. This represents a net increase of 73 Bcf from the previous week. Stocks were 52 Bcf higher than last year at this time and 182 Bcf above the five-year average of 3,727 Bcf. At 3,909 Bcf, total working gas is above the five-year historical range.

Historical Comparisons
Stocks
billion cubic feet (Bcf)
Year ago
(10/21/15)
5-year average
(2011-15)
Region10/21/1610/14/16net changeimplied flow Bcf% changeBcf% change
East939 925 14 14 903 4.0 913 2.8
Midwest1,115 1,093 22 22 1,065 4.7 1,062 5.0
Mountain245 243 2 2 215 14.0 207 18.4
Pacific326 325 1 1 371 -12.1 360 -9.4
South Central1,284 1,250 34 34 1,303 -1.5 1,185 8.4
Salt352 330 22 22 363 -3.0 297 18.5
Nonsalt931 920 11 11 940 -1.0 888 4.8
Total3,909 3,836 73 73 3,857 1.3 3,727 4.9

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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