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 48 Bcf last week, increasing to 3,143 Bcf from 3,095 Bcf. This is 16.5% below the 3,766 Bcf that was in storage at this point last year, and is 16.9% below the five-year average of 3,781 Bcf. This week’s storage build was in line with expectations, as analysts predicted a build of 52 Bcf.


Nearly every region saw a build in inventories this week, with only the Pacific region holding flat. The largest increases came in the Midwest and South Central regions, which added 22 Bcf and 23 Bcf, respectively.

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