In what generally signals spring and warmer weather have arrived, natural gas was injected, not pulled from, underground for the second consecutive week in the latest Energy Information Administration survey, Kallanish Energy reports.
For the week ended April 5, 25 billion cubic feet of gas was placed in storage, bringing the total underground volume of working gas to 1.16 trillion cubic feet, from 1.13 Tcf one week earlier. In the last two weeks of EIA surveying, 48 Bcf of gas have been injected.
Despite an overall positive injection week, just two of the five regions EIA divided the Lower 48 U.S. states into when tracking stored gas actually reported a week-to-week increase in stored gas.
Two areas recorded a small drop in stored gas, and the fifth area reported no week-to-week change.
The biggest injection of working gas was in the South Central region, which added 21 Bcf, bringing its total underground to 523 Bcf, from 502 Bcf, EIA found.
The latest South Central total was down 93 Bcf, or 15.1%, from the year-ago total of 616 Bcf, and was down 199 Bcf, or 27.6%, from the five-year average of 722 Bcf.
Both the East and Midwest regions reported a 1 Bcf drawdown for the week ended April 5, while the Mountain region saw no week-to-week movement, maintaining its stored working gas total at 64 Bcf.
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