The US Energy Information Administration today reported the US natural gas stocks rose by a total of 77 billion cubic feet, in line with a 75-79 billion cubic feet increase that analysts had expected. Natural gas prices are about -1.5% lower this morning, at $2.69/thousand cubic feet, approximately $0.11 higher than a week ago.
The EIA reported that US working stocks of natural gas totaled 2.74 trillion cubic feet, about 753 billion cubic feet higher than the five-year average of 2 trillion cubic feet. Working gas in storage totaled 1.99 trillion cubic feet for the same period a year ago.
US natural gas stocks are about 38% higher than they were a year ago and about 38% higher than the 5-year average. Both figures are lower than they were a week ago.