Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report

Working gas in storage was 2,671 Bcf as of Friday, July 15, 2011, according to EIA estimates. This represents a net increase of 60 Bcf from the previous week. Stocks were 213 Bcf less than last year at this time and 59 Bcf below the 5-year average of 2,730 Bcf. In the East Region, stocks were 117 Bcf below the 5-year average following net injections of 50 Bcf. Stocks in the Producing Region were 85 Bcf above the 5-year average of 910 Bcf after a net withdrawal of 6 Bcf. Stocks in the West Region were 27 Bcf below the 5-year average after a net addition of 16 Bcf. At 2,671 Bcf, total working gas is within the 5-year historical range.