The EIA released its weekly Natural Gas Storage Report today, outlining how national natural gas stocks have changed in the last week.

In total, the EIA reports natural gas stocks rose by 81 Bcf last week, increasing to 3,037 Bcf from 2,956 Bcf. This is 16.5% below the 3,638 Bcf that was in storage at this point last year, and is 16.6% below the five-year average of 3,642 Bcf. This week’s storage build was in line with expectations, as analysts predicted a build of 84 Bcf.


Nearly every region saw a build in inventories this week, with only the Mountain region dropping by 3 Bcf. The largest increases came in the Midwest and South Central regions, which added 37 Bcf and 23 Bcf, respectively.

Stocks in every region are belo...

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