The volume of working natural gas pulled from storage in the latest Energy Information Administration weekly survey dropped for the third consecutive week.
For the week ended Nov. 29, just 19 billion cubic feet of working gas was withdrawn from storage, down from 28 Bcf the previous week, and 94 Bcf pulled during the week ended Nov. 15.
Total working gas in storage at Nov. 29, stood at 3.59 trillion cubic feet. That number is up a whopping 591 Bcf, or 19.7%, from the year-ago total of 3.00 Tcf, but was down a minuscule 9 Bcf, or 0.3%, from the five-year average of 3.6 Tcf. (All numbers are rounded.)
US working gas in storage falls for 3rd straight week
|Week ended||Working gas in storage||Change from previous week|
|Nov. 29||3.59 trillion cubic feet||(19 billion cubic feet)|
|Nov. 22||3.61 Tcf||(28 Bcf)|
|Nov. 15||3.64 Tcf||(94 Bcf)|
|Nov. 8||3.73 Tcf||3 Bcf|
|Nov. 1||3.73 Tcf||34 Bcf|
(Source: Energy Information Administration)
Four of the five regions EIA divides the Lower 48 U.S. states into when tracking working gas reported a week-to-week drop in storage.
The lone region that added gas was the South Central, which added 8 Bcf, or 0.7%, bringing the total to 1.17 trillion cubic feet.
The latest total was up 268 Bcf, or 29.6%, from the year ago total of 906 Bcf, but was down 9 Bcf, or 0.8%, to 1.18 Tcf.
The largest week-to-week draw for the week ended Nov. 29, was in the U.S.’s Midwest region, down 12 Bcf, or 1.1%, to 1.04 Tcf.
The latest Midwest total was up 123 Bcf, or 13.4%, from the year-ago total of 917 Bcf, and was up a slight 5 Bcf, or 0.5%, from the year-ago total of 1.04 Tcf.
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