In February 2017, 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 February was 27,499 mmcf which was approximately 79 percent of storage capacity.
In February 2017, Nebraska had the capacity to store 12,653 mmcf of working natural gas or working gas. In February, there was 22,197 mmcf base gas and 5,302 mmcf working gas according to Energy Information Administration estimates. Working gas in underground storage in Nebraska for February was approximately 42 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 5,302 mmcf as of February 2017. This represents a decrease of 1,412 mmcf from January 2017. Stocks were 2,791 mmcf lower than last year at this time but 363 mmcf higher than the five–year average of 7,973 mmcf.