Working gas in storage was 2,512 Bcf as of Friday, April 13, 2012, according to EIA estimates. This represents a net increase of 25 Bcf from the previous week. Stocks were 871 Bcf higher than last year at this time and 919 Bcf above the 5-year average of 1,593 Bcf. In the East Region, stocks were 432 Bcf above the 5-year average following net injections of 13 Bcf. Stocks in the Producing Region were 376 Bcf above the 5-year average of 673 Bcf after a net injection of 7 Bcf. Stocks in the West Region were 111 Bcf above the 5-year average after a net addition of 5 Bcf. At 2,512 Bcf, total working gas is above the 5-year historical range.
Working gas stocks in the Producing Region, for the week ending April 13, 2012, totaled 1,049 Bcf, with 259 Bcf in salt cavern facilities and 790 Bcf in nonsalt cavern facilities. Working gas stocks increased 1 Bcf in the salt cavern facilities and increased 6 Bcf in the nonsalt cavern facilities, since April 6. An historical series of the salt and nonsalt subtotals of the Producing Region, dating back to January 7, 2011, is available for download at: wngsr_producing_region_salt.xls.