Working gas in storage was 1,479 Bcf as of Friday, March 20, 2015, according to estimates. This represents a net increase of 12 Bcf from the previous week. Stocks were 575 Bcf higher than last year at this time and 194 Bcf below the 5-year average of 1,673 Bcf. In the East Region, stocks were 158 Bcf below the 5-year average following net withdrawals of 22 Bcf. Stocks in the Producing Region were 109 Bcf below the 5-year average of 685 Bcf after a net injection of 28 Bcf. Stocks in the West Region were 74 Bcf above the 5-year average after a net addition of 6 Bcf. At 1,479 Bcf, total working gas is within the 5-year historical range.
Note: The shaded area indicates the range between the historical minimum and maximum values for the weekly series from 2010 through 2014.
Source: Form EIA-912, “Weekly Underground Natural Gas Storage Report.” The dashed vertical lines indicate current and year-ago weekly periods.