The volume of working natural gas pulled from storage during mid-January in the Lower 48 U.S. states reached 3% of total gas stored, the latest weekly survey by the Energy Information Administration reveals.
For the week ended Jan. 17, 92 billion cubic feet (Bcf) of working gas was withdrawn from storage, bringing total working gas remaining underground to 2.95 trillion cubic feet (Tcf), Kallanish Energy reports. (All numbers are rounded.)
Working gas draw down nearly reaches triple digits
|Week ended||Working gas in storage||Change from previous week|
|Jan. 17||2.95 trillion cubic feet||(92 billion cubic feet)|
|Jan. 10||3.04 Tcf||(109 Bcf)|
|Jan. 3||3.15 Tcf||(44 Bcf)|
|Dec. 27||3.19 Tcf||(58 Bcf)|
|Dec. 20||3.25 Tcf||(161 Bcf)|
(Source: Energy Information Administration)
The latest weekly total number was up 554 Bcf, or 23.2%, from the year-ago total of 2.39 Tcf, and was up 251 Bcf, or 9.3%, from the five-year average of 2.70 Tcf.
All five regions EIA divides the Lower 48 into when tracking working natural gas recorded a week-to-week drop in working gas. All regions reported a double-digit drop in working gas.
The largest pull was from the Midwest region, 36 Bcf, or 4.2% of the working gas total in place during the week ended June 10. Total remaining in storage on the 17th was 815 Bcf.
The latest Midwest total was up 134 Bcf, or 19.7%, from the year-ago total of 681 Bcf, and was up 79 Bcf, or 10.7%, from the five-year average of 736 Bcf.
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