Natural Gas Inventories as of December 3, 2021

The EIA has released its natural gas inventory report, showing a net decrease of 59 Bcf as of December 3, 2021.

Working gas in storage was 3,505 Bcf as of Friday, December 3, 2021, according to EIA estimates. This represents a net decrease of 59 Bcf from the previous week. Stocks were 356 Bcf less than last year at this time and 90 Bcf below the five-year average of 3,595 Bcf.

At 3,505 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
(12/3/20)
5-year average
(2016-20)
Region 12/3/21 11/26/21 net change implied flow Bcf % change Bcf % change
East 843 867 -24 -24 918 -8.2 859 -1.9
Midwest 1,019 1,043 -24 -24 1,099 -7.3 1,036 -1.6
Mountain 206 206 0 0 233 -11.6 213 -3.3
Pacific 266 263 3 3 313 -15.0 294 -9.5
South Central 1,171 1,185 -14 -14 1,299 -9.9 1,192 -1.8
   Salt 328 335 -7 -7 362 -9.4 342 -4.1
   Nonsalt 842 851 -9 -9 937 -10.1 850 -0.9
Total 3,505 3,564 -59 -59 3,861 -9.2
3,595 -2.5
Totals may not equal sum of components because of independent rounding.

Regions that experienced a net decrease this week were the East, Midwest, South Central, South Central Salt, and South Central Nonsalt regions. The Pacific region experienced a net increase. The Mountain region had no change.

No regions are above the five-year average.

 

 


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