Natural Gas Inventories as of October 4, 2019

The EIA has released its natural gas inventory report, showing another build of 98 Bcf as of October 4.

Working gas in storage was 3,415 Bcf as of Friday, October 4, 2019, according to EIA estimates. This represents a net increase of 98 Bcf from the previous week. Stocks were 472 Bcf higher than last year at this time and 9 Bcf below the five-year average of 3,424 Bcf. At 3,415 Bcf, total working gas is within the five-year historical range.

Weekly Gas Storage: Inventories up 98 Bcf - oil and gas 360

Source: EIA, EnerCom Analytics

By region

All regions experienced a net increase this week.  Stocks in every region except the East, Midwest 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 17.6% below the average.


Working gas in underground storage, Lower 48 states
Historical Comparisons
Stocks
billion cubic feet (Bcf)
Year ago
(10/04/18)
5-year average
(2014-18)
Region 10/04/19 09/27/19 net change implied flow Bcf % change Bcf % change
East 854 826 28 28 786 8.7 852 0.2
Midwest 1,009 973 36 36 866 16.5 977 3.3
Mountain 203 199 4 4 180 12.8 205 -1.0
Pacific 296 291 5 5 262 13.0 316 -6.3
South Central 1,054 1,029 25 25 850 24.0 1,074 -1.9
   Salt 229 220 9 9 190 20.5 278 -17.6
   Nonsalt 825 809 16 16 661 24.8 796 3.6
Total 3,415 3,317 98 98 2,943 16.0 3,424 -0.3
Totals may not equal sum of components because of independent rounding.

 


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