Working gas in storage was 1,938 Bcf as of Friday, March 8, 2013, according to EIA estimates. This represents a net decline of 145 Bcf from the previous week. Stocks were 440 Bcf less than last year at this time and 198 Bcf above the 5-year average of 1,740 Bcf. In the East Region, stocks were 38 Bcf above the 5-year average following net withdrawals of 92 Bcf. Stocks in the Producing Region were 85 Bcf above the 5-year average of 684 Bcf after a net withdrawal of 48 Bcf. Stocks in the West Region were 75 Bcf above the 5-year average after a net drawdown of 5 Bcf. At 1,938 Bcf, total working gas is within the 5-year historical range.