Natural Gas Inventories as of November 22, 2019

The EIA has released its natural gas inventory report, showing a net decrease of 28 Bcf as of November 22, 2019.

 

Weekly Gas Storage: Inventories Decrease by 28 Bcf- oil and gas 360

 

Working gas in storage was 3,610 Bcf as of Friday, November 22, 2019, according to EIA estimates. This represents a net decrease of 28 Bcf from the previous week. Stocks were 548 Bcf higher than last year at this time and 31 Bcf below the five-year average of 3,641 Bcf.

At 3,610 Bcf, total working gas is within the five-year historical range.

For information on sampling error in this report, see Estimated Measures of Sampling Variability table below.

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 2014 through 2018. The dashed vertical lines indicate current and year-ago weekly periods.


Working gas in underground storage, Lower 48 states
Historical Comparisons
Stocks
billion cubic feet (Bcf)
Year ago
(11/22/18)
5-year average
(2014-18)
Region 11/22/19 11/15/19 net change implied flow Bcf % change Bcf % change
East 894 909 -15 -15 782 14.3 873 2.4
Midwest 1052 1069 -17 -17 841 11.8 1055 -0.3
Mountain 204 205 -1 -1 171 19.3 208 -1.9
Pacific 293 292 1 1 255 14.9 323 -9.3
South Central 1166 1164 2 2 915 27.4 1,182 -1.4
   Salt 303 299 4 4 258 17.4 338 -10.4
   Nonsalt 863 864 -1 -1 656 31.6 844 2.3
Total 3,610 3,638 -28 -28 3,062 17.9 3,641 -0.9
Totals may not equal sum of components because of independent rounding.

All regions except the Pacific and South Central, and salt count in South Central region experienced a net decrease this week.

Stocks in every region except the East and South Central nonsalt are below the five-year average.  The salt count in the South Central region is the farthest below the five-year average, at 10.4% below the average.


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