Working gas in storage was 2,548 Bcf as of Friday, April 20, 2012, according to EIA estimates. This represents a net increase of 47 Bcf from the previous week. Stocks were 872 Bcf higher than last year at this time and 908 Bcf above the 5-year average of 1,640 Bcf. In the East Region, stocks were 450 Bcf above the 5-year average following net injections of 42 Bcf. Stocks in the Producing Region were 350 Bcf above the 5-year average of 691 Bcf after a net injection of 1 Bcf. Stocks in the West Region were 107 Bcf above the 5-year average after a net addition of 4 Bcf. At 2,548 Bcf, total working gas is above the 5-year historical range.
Working gas stocks in the Producing Region, for the week ending April 20, 2012, totaled 1,041 Bcf, with 254 Bcf in salt cavern facilities and 787 Bcf in nonsalt cavern facilities. Working gas stocks decreased 5 Bcf in the salt cavern facilities and increased 5 Bcf in the nonsalt cavern facilities, since April 13. The reported revision in the Producing region for April 13, 2012 changed the working gas levels from 1,049 Bcf to 1,040 Bcf with 259 Bcf in salt cavern facilities and 782 Bcf in nonsalt cavern facilities. An historical series of the salt and nonsalt subtotals of the Producing Region, reflecting all published revisions and dating back to January 7, 2011, is available for download at: wngsr_producing_region_salt.xls.