Natural Gas Storage
Working gas in storage was 3,392 Bcf as of Friday, September 4, 2009, according to EIA estimates. This represents a net increase of 69 Bcf from the previous week. Stocks were 495 Bcf higher than last year at this time and 503 Bcf above the 5-year average of 2,889 Bcf. In the East Region, stocks were 163 Bcf above the 5-year average following net injections of 55 Bcf. Stocks in the Producing Region were 269 Bcf above the 5-year average of 830 Bcf after a net injection of 13 Bcf. Stocks in the West Region were 72 Bcf above the 5-year average after a net addition of 1 Bcf. At 3,392 Bcf, total working gas is above the 5-year historical range.
Industry avg expectations were for a build of 71 Bcf.