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 173 Bcf last week, decreasing to 2,197 Bcf from 2,370 Bcf. This is 0.6% below the 2,211 Bcf that was in storage at this point last year and is 13.0% below the five-year average of 2,525 Bcf. This week’s storage draw fell short of expectations, as analysts predicted a draw of 194 Bcf.

All regions saw a draw this week, with the largest in the Midwest and South Central regions where stocks fell by 67 Bcf and 52 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 ave...

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