Working gas in storage was 3,063 Bcf as of Friday, June 22, 2012, according to EIA estimates. This represents a net increase of 57 Bcf from the previous week. Stocks were 653 Bcf higher than last year at this time and 613 Bcf above the 5-year average of 2,450 Bcf. In the East Region, stocks were 288 Bcf above the 5-year average following net injections of 34 Bcf. Stocks in the Producing Region were 240 Bcf above the 5-year average of 890 Bcf after a net injection of 14 Bcf. Stocks in the West Region were 84 Bcf above the 5-year average after a net addition of 9 Bcf. At 3,063 Bcf, total working gas is above the 5-year historical range.
Working gas stocks in the Producing Region, for the week ending June 22, 2012, totaled 1,130 Bcf, with 267 Bcf in salt cavern facilities and 862 Bcf in nonsalt cavern facilities. Working gas stocks increased 2 Bcf in the salt cavern facilities and increased 11 Bcf in the nonsalt cavern facilities since June 15. An historical series of the salt and nonsalt subtotals of the Producing Region is available for download at: wngsr_producing_region_salt.xls.