Working gas in storage was 3,843 Bcf as of Friday, October 19, 2012, according to EIA estimates. This represents a net increase of 67 Bcf from the previous week. Stocks were 153 Bcf higher than last year at this time and 251 Bcf above the 5-year average of 3,592 Bcf. In the East Region, stocks were 44 Bcf above the 5-year average following net injections of 28 Bcf. Stocks in the Producing Region were 158 Bcf above the 5-year average of 1,096 Bcf after a net injection of 28 Bcf. Stocks in the West Region were 49 Bcf above the 5-year average after a net addition of 11 Bcf. At 3,843 Bcf, total working gas is above the 5-year historical range.
Working gas stocks in the Producing Region, for the week ending October 19, 2012, totaled 1,254 Bcf, with 286 Bcf in salt cavern facilities and 968 Bcf in nonsalt cavern facilities. Working gas stocks increased 15 Bcf in the salt cavern facilities and increased 13 Bcf in the nonsalt cavern facilities since October 12. An historical series of the salt and nonsalt subtotals of the Producing Region is available for download at: wngsr_producing_region_salt.xls.