Working gas in storage up 2.1%: EIA

The volume of working gas in storage in the Lower 48 U.S. states rose by 2.1% during the week ended Sept. 1, from the previous week, the Energy Information Administration reported.

At Sept. 1, 3.22 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) of working gas was stored, up 65 billion cubic feet (Bcf) from 3.16 Tcf stored one week earlier.

The latest total was down 212 Bcf, or 6.2%, from the year-ago total of 3.43 Tcf, but was up 15 Bcf, or 0.5%, from the five-year average of 3.21 Tcf.

Four of the five storage regions EIA divides the Lower 48 States into recorded a week-to-week increase in working gas stored.

The East and Midwest regions led the way, each adding 32 Bcf to storage, up 4.3% and 3.8%, respectively, to 781 Bcf and 872 Bcf, Kallanish Energy calculates.

The Pacific Region was drawn down just 5 Bcf, or 1.7%, to 296 Bcf for the week ended Sept. 1, from 301 Bcf for the week ended Aug. 25, EIA reported.