Working gas in storage was 3,776 Bcf as of Friday, October 12, 2012, according to EIA estimates. This represents a net increase of 51 Bcf from the previous week. Stocks were 181 Bcf higher than last year at this time and 249 Bcf above the 5-year average of 3,527 Bcf. In the East Region, stocks were 51 Bcf above the 5-year average following net injections of 24 Bcf. Stocks in the Producing Region were 155 Bcf above the 5-year average of 1,071 Bcf after a net injection of 19 Bcf. Stocks in the West Region were 44 Bcf above the 5-year average after a net addition of 8 Bcf. At 3,776 Bcf, total working gas is above the 5-year historical range.
Working gas stocks in the Producing Region, for the week ending October 12, 2012, totaled 1,226 Bcf, with 271 Bcf in salt cavern facilities and 955 Bcf in nonsalt cavern facilities. Working gas stocks increased 11 Bcf in the salt cavern facilities and increased 8 Bcf in the nonsalt cavern facilities since October 5. An historical series of the salt and nonsalt subtotals of the Producing Region is available for download at: wngsr_producing_region_salt.xls.