Working gas in storage was 3,725 Bcf as of Friday, October 5, 2012, according to EIA estimates. This represents a net increase of 72 Bcf from the previous week. Stocks were 236 Bcf higher than last year at this time and 269 Bcf above the 5-year average of 3,456 Bcf. In the East Region, stocks were 67 Bcf above the 5-year average following net injections of 42 Bcf. Stocks in the Producing Region were 160 Bcf above the 5-year average of 1,047 Bcf after a net injection of 27 Bcf. Stocks in the West Region were 42 Bcf above the 5-year average after a net addition of 3 Bcf. At 3,725 Bcf, total working gas is above the 5-year historical range.
Working gas stocks in the Producing Region, for the week ending October 05, 2012, totaled 1,207 Bcf, with 260 Bcf in salt cavern facilities and 947 Bcf in nonsalt cavern facilities. Working gas stocks increased 15 Bcf in the salt cavern facilities and increased 12 Bcf in the nonsalt cavern facilities since September 28. An historical series of the salt and nonsalt subtotals of the Producing Region is available for download at: wngsr_producing_region_salt.xls.