Working gas in storage was 3,804 Bcf as of Friday, November 30, 2012, according to EIA estimates. This represents a net decline of 73 Bcf from the previous week. Stocks were 33 Bcf less than last year at this time and 168 Bcf above the 5-year average of 3,636 Bcf. In the East Region, stocks were 16 Bcf below the 5-year average following net withdrawals of 56 Bcf. Stocks in the Producing Region were 130 Bcf above the 5-year average of 1,143 Bcf after a net withdrawal of 14 Bcf. Stocks in the West Region were 54 Bcf above the 5-year average after a net drawdown of 3 Bcf. At 3,804 Bcf, total working gas is within the 5-year historical range.
Working gas stocks in the Producing Region, for the week ending November 30, 2012, totaled 1,273 Bcf, with 316 Bcf in salt cavern facilities and 957 Bcf in nonsalt cavern facilities. Working gas stocks decreased 1 Bcf in the salt cavern facilities and decreased 13 in the nonsalt cavern facilities since November 23. An historical series of the salt and nonsalt subtotals of the Producing Region is available for download at: wngsr_producing_region_salt.xls.