The EIA reports that U.S. natural gas inventories increased by 55bcf during the week ended August 26, 2011.
- Working gas in storage was 2,961 Bcf as of Friday, August 26, 2011, according to EIA estimates. This represents a net increase of 55 Bcf from the previous week. Stocks were 137 Bcf less than last year at this time and 60 Bcf below the 5-year average of 3,021 Bcf. In the East Region, stocks were 107 Bcf below the 5-year average following net injections of 54 Bcf. Stocks in the Producing Region were 44 Bcf above the 5-year average of 913 Bcf after a net withdrawal of 3 Bcf. Stocks in the West Region were 3 Bcf above the 5-year average after a net addition of 4 Bcf. At 2,961 Bcf, total working gas is within the 5-year historical range.