Natural Gas Inventories as of January 15, 2021

The EIA has released its natural gas inventory report, showing a net decrease of 187 Bcf as of January 15, 2021.

Working gas in storage was 3,009 Bcf as of Friday, January 15, 2021, according to EIA estimates. This represents a net decrease of 187 Bcf from the previous week. Stocks were 36 Bcf higher than last year at this time and 198 Bcf above the five-year average of 2,811 Bcf.

At 3,009 Bcf, total working gas is within the five-year historical range.

 

 

Working gas in underground storage, Lower 48 states
Historical Comparisons
Stocks
billion cubic feet (Bcf)
Year ago
(01/15/20)
5-year average
(2016-20)
Region 01/15/21 01/08/21 net change implied flow Bcf % change Bcf % change
East 679 726 -47 -47 702 -3.3 653 4.0
Midwest 828 879 -51 -51 825 0.4 773 7.1
Mountain 176 188 -12 -12 154 14.3 156 12.8
Pacific 275 278 -3 -3 224 22.8 236 16.5
South Central 1,051 1,126 -75 -75 1,068 -1.6 993 5.8
   Salt 296 327 -31 -31 326 -9.2 293 1.0
   Nonsalt 755 799 -44 -44 742 1.8 699 8.0
Total 3,009 3,196 -187 -187 2,973 1.2 2,811 7.0
Totals may not equal sum of components because of independent rounding.

All regions experienced a net decrease this week.

Stocks in every region are above the five-year average.

 

 


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