In March 2016, Nebraska had the capacity to store at least 34,850 million cubic feet (mmcf) of natural gas. Total natural gas in underground storage in Nebraska for March was 30,389 mmcf which was approximately 87 percent of storage capacity.
In March 2016, Nebraska had the capacity to store 12,653 mmcf of working natural gas or working gas. In March, there was 22,197 mmcf base gas and 8,192 mmcf working gas according to Energy Information Administration estimates. Working gas in underground storage in Nebraska for March was approximately 65 percent of storage capacity.
The traditional inventory–building season is April to October for natural gas. The volume of working gas in underground storage by November 1 has to meet winter's demands under any circumstance. Working gas in storage in Nebraska was 8,192 mmcf as of March 2016. This represents an increase of 99 mmcf from February 2016. Stocks were 777 mmcf higher than last year at this time and 840 mmcf higher than the five–year average of 7,352 mmcf.