Working gas in storage was 3,163 Bcf as of Friday, July 13, 2012, according to EIA estimates. This represents a net increase of 28 Bcf from the previous week. Stocks were 509 Bcf higher than last year at this time and 470 Bcf above the 5-year average of 2,693 Bcf. In the East Region, stocks were 198 Bcf above the 5-year average following net injections of 23 Bcf. Stocks in the Producing Region were 186 Bcf above the 5-year average of 934 Bcf after a net injection of 1 Bcf. Stocks in the West Region were 86 Bcf above the 5-year average after a net addition of 4 Bcf. At 3,163 Bcf, total working gas is above the 5-year historical range.
Working gas stocks in the Producing Region, for the week ending July 13, 2012, totaled 1,120 Bcf, with 247 Bcf in salt cavern facilities and 873 Bcf in nonsalt cavern facilities. Working gas stocks decreased 4 Bcf in the salt cavern facilities and increased 5 Bcf in the nonsalt cavern facilities since July 6. An historical series of the salt and nonsalt subtotals of the Producing Region is available for download at: wngsr_producing_region_salt.xls.