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 fell by 78 Bcf last week, decreasing to 1,882 Bcf from 1,960 Bcf. This is 1.6% below the 1,912 Bcf that was in storage at this point last year and is 15.0% below the five-year average of 2,215 Bcf. This week’s storage draw was in line with expectations, as analysts predicted a draw of 85 Bcf.

Most regions saw a draw this week, with the largest in the Midwest and East regions where stocks fell by 30 Bcf and 24 Bcf.

Stocks in nearly every region are below the five-year average. Gas in storage in the Pacific region is the farthest below the five-year averag...

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