Natural Gas Inventories as of January 1, 2021

The EIA has released its natural gas inventory report, showing a net decrease of 130 Bcf as of January 1, 2021.

Working gas in storage was 3,330 Bcf as of Friday, January 1, 2021, according to EIA estimates. This represents a net decrease of 130 Bcf from the previous week. Stocks were 138 Bcf higher than last year at this time and 201 Bcf above the five-year average of 3,129 Bcf.

At 3,330 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
(01/01/20)
5-year average
(2016-20)
Region 01/01/21 12/25/20 net change implied flow Bcf % change Bcf % change
East 765 810 -45 -45 771 -0.8 737 3.8
Midwest 923 973 -50 -50 905 2.0 871 6.0
Mountain 196 204 -8 -8 173 13.3 171 14.6
Pacific 282 289 -7 -7 251 12.4 274 2.9
South Central 1,163 1,183 -20 -20 1,093 6.4 1,075 8.2
   Salt 333 334 -1 -1 313 6.4 323 3.1
   Nonsalt 830 849 -19 -19 780 6.4 752 10.4
Total 3,330 3,460 -130 -130 3,192 4.3 3,129 6.4
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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