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Natural Gas Storage
in Nebraska

In May 2014, 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 May was 25,339 mmcf which was approximately 73 percent of capacity.

In May 2014, Nebraska had the capacity to store 14,819 mmcf of working natural gas or working gas. In May, there was 20,031 mmcf base gas and 5,308 mmcf working gas according to Energy Information Administration estimates. Working gas in underground storage in Nebraska for May was approximately 36 percent of 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 5,308 mmcf as of May 2014. This represents an increase of 91 mmcf from April 2014. Stocks were 519 mmcf lower than last year at this time and 5,000 mmcf below the five–year average of 10,308 mmcf.

line chart representing Nebraska's Natural Gas in Storage from 1995 through 1998.

Nebraska's Natural Gas in Storage
2010 – 2014

[Million Cubic Feet (mmcf)]

Year Month Total
Storage
Capacity
Working
Gas
Storage
Capacity
Natural Gas in Underground
Storage at End of Period
Base Gas Working Gas Total
2014 January 34,850 14,819 20,031 8,886 28,917
February 34,850 14,819 20,031 6,489 26,520
March 34,850 14,819 20,031 5,981 26,012
April 34,850 14,819 20,031 5,217 25,248
May 34,850 14,819 20,031 5,308 25,339
June NA NA NA NA NA
July NA NA NA NA NA
August NA NA NA NA NA
September NA NA NA NA NA
October NA NA NA NA NA
November NA NA NA NA NA
December NA NA NA NA NA
2013 January 34,850 14,819 20,031 8,586 28,617
February 34,850 14,819 20,031 6,302 26,333
March 34,850 14,819 20,031 5,377 25,408
April 34,850 14,819 20,031 5,024 25,055
May 34,850 14,819 20,031 5,827 25,858
June 34,850 14,819 20,031 6,835 26,866
July 34,850 14,819 20,031 7,203 27,234
August 34,850 14,819 20,031 9,377 29,408
September 34,850 14,819 20,031 11,352 31,383
October 34,850 14,819 20,031 11,908 31,939
November 34,850 14,819 20,031 12,752 32,783
December 34,850 14,819 20,031 11,611 31,642
2012 January 34,850 NA 20,031 12,334 32,365
February 34,850 NA 20,031 10,893 30,924
March 34,850 NA 20,031 12,134 32,165
April 34,850 NA 20,031 12,782 32,813
May 34,850 NA 20,031 13,210 33,241
June 34,850 NA 20,031 12,720 32,751
July 34,850 NA 20,031 11,730 31,761
August 34,850 NA 20,031 11,490 31,521
September 34,850 NA 20,031 13,787 33,817
October 34,850 NA 20,031 14,398 34,429
November 34,850 NA 20,031 14,236 34,267
December 34,850 NA 20,031 12,091 32,121
2011 January 34,850 NA 20,031 8,072 28,103
February 34,850 NA 20,031 6,277 26,308
March 34,850 NA 20,031 5,854 25,885
April 34,850 NA 20,031 6,788 26,819
May 34,850 NA 20,031 8,740 28,771
June 34,850 NA 20,031 11,263 31,294
July 34,850 NA 20,031 12,562 32,593
August 34,850 NA 20,031 13,734 33,765
September 34,850 NA 20,031 13,945 33,976
October 34,850 NA 20,031 14,396 34,426
November 34,850 NA 20,031 15,089 35,120
December 34,850 NA 20,031 14,036 34,067
2010 January 34,850 NA 21,231 9,292 30,523
February 34,850 NA 21,231 7,923 29,154
March 34,850 NA 21,231 7,806 29,037
April 34,850 NA 21,231 9,763 30,993
May 34,850 NA 21,231 11,137 32,368
June 34,850 NA 21,231 12,500 33,731
July 34,850 NA 21,231 12,016 33,247
August 34,850 NA 20,031 13,226 33,257
September 34,850 NA 20,031 13,985 34,016
October 34,850 NA 20,031 14,477 34,508
November 34,850 NA 20,031 14,573 34,604
December 34,850 NA 20,031 11,152 31,182

Nebraska's Natural Gas in Storage
2000 – 2009

[Million Cubic Feet (mmcf)]

Year Month Total
Storage
Capacity
Working
Gas
Storage
Capacity
Natural Gas in Underground
Storage at End of Period
Base Gas Working Gas Total
2009 January 34,850 NA 21,231 9,861 31,092
February 34,850 NA 21,231 9,232 30,463
March 34,850 NA 21,231 8,838 30,069
April 34,850 NA 21,231 9,771 31,002
May 34,850 NA 21,231 12,626 33,857
June 34,850 NA 21,231 13,258 34,489
July 34,850 NA 21,231 11,721 32,952
August 34,850 NA 21,231 11,317 32,548
September 34,850 NA 21,231 12,332 33,563
October 34,850 NA 21,231 13,144 34,375
November 34,850 NA 21,231 13,600 34,831
December 34,850 NA 21,231 11,037 32,268
2008 January 39,469 NA 21,281 8,250 29,531
February 39,469 NA 21,281 6,434 27,715
March 39,469 NA 21,281 6,296 27,577
April 39,469 NA 21,281 5,676 26,957
May 39,469 NA 21,260 7,004 28,264
June 39,469 NA 21,256 8,301 29,557
July 39,469 NA 21,252 8,402 29,653
August 39,469 NA 21,248 8,523 29,771
September 39,469 NA 21,243 10,812 32,055
October 39,469 NA 21,239 13,291 34,530
November 34,850 NA 21,235 13,481 34,716
December 34,850 NA 21,231 11,832 33,063
2007 January 39,469 NA 21,385 5,919 27,303
February 39,469 NA 21,385 3,906 25,291
March 39,469 NA 21,385 4,769 26,154
April 39,469 NA 21,346 5,194 26,540
May 39,469 NA 21,338 6,614 27,952
June 39,469 NA 21,330 7,770 29,100
July 39,469 NA 21,322 8,160 29,481
August 39,469 NA 21,314 10,197 31,511
September 39,469 NA 21,305 11,972 33,277
October 39,469 NA 21,297 12,768 34,065
November 39,469 NA 21,289 12,839 34,128
December 39,469 NA 21,281 10,687 31,968
2006 January 39,469 NA 21,679 8,930 30,609
February 39,469 NA 21,679 7,116 28,795
March 39,469 NA 21,679 6,770 28,449
April 39,469 NA 21,679 8,764 30,443
May 39,469 NA 21,679 10,014 31,693
June 39,469 NA 21,679 11,029 32,708
July 39,469 NA 21,679 10,916 32,594
August 39,469 NA 21,679 11,370 33,049
September 39,469 NA 21,385 12,546 33,931
October 39,469 NA 21,385 11,848 33,233
November 39,469 NA 21,385 10,690 32,074
December 39,469 NA 21,385 8,918 30,302
2005 January 39,469 NA 22,019 7,816 29,835
February 39,469 NA 22,019 6,948 28,967
March 39,469 NA 22,019 6,487 28,506
April 39,469 NA 22,019 7,437 29,455
May 39,469 NA 22,019 8,568 30,587
June 39,469 NA 22,019 9,833 31,852
July 39,469 NA 22,019 9,449 31,467
August 39,469 NA 22,019 10,308 32,327
September 39,469 NA 21,679 11,914 33,593
October 39,469 NA 21,679 12,321 34,000
November 39,469 NA 21,679 11,889 33,568
December 39,469 NA 21,679 9,577 31,256
2004 January 39,469 NA 25,949 2,454 28,403
February 39,469 NA 25,824 1,263 27,087
March 39,469 NA 22,290 4,519 26,809
April 39,469 NA 22,290 4,991 27,281
May 39,469 NA 22,290 5,959 28,249
June 39,469 NA 22,290 7,288 29,578
July 39,469 NA 22,290 8,793 31,083
August 39,469 NA 22,290 9,281 31,571
September 39,469 NA 22,290 10,787 33,077
October 39,469 NA 22,290 11,833 34,123
November 39,469 NA 22,019 11,524 33,543
December 39,469 NA 22,019 9,431 31,450
2003 January 39,469 NA 26,995 3,889 30,884
February 39,469 NA 26,995 2,377 29,372
March 39,469 NA 26,995 1,874 28,869
April 39,469 NA 26,995 2,122 29,117
May 39,469 NA 26,995 2,659 29,654
June 39,469 NA 26,995 3,663 30,658
July 39,469 NA 26,600 2,911 29,511
August 39,469 NA 26,490 2,371 28,861
September 39,469 NA 26,379 3,772 30,151
October 39,469 NA 26,194 4,772 30,966
November 39,469 NA 26,016 3,836 29,852
December 39,469 NA 25,978 3,223 29,201
2002 January 39,469 NA 26,995 4,896 31,891
February 39,469 NA 26,995 4,218 31,213
March 39,469 NA 26,995 2,589 29,584
April 39,469 NA 26,995 2,850 29,845
May 39,469 NA 26,995 3,886 30,881
June 39,469 NA 26,995 4,487 31,482
July 39,469 NA 26,995 4,249 31,244
August 39,469 NA 26,995 4,954 31,949
September 39,469 NA 26,995 5,876 32,871
October 39,469 NA 26,995 5,876 32,871
November 39,469 NA 26,995 5,821 32,816
December 39,469 NA 26,995 5,059 32,054
2001 January 39,469 NA 27,420 2,300 29,720
February 39,469 NA 27,181 1,082 28,263
March 39,469 NA 26,995 696 27,691
April 39,469 NA 26,995 1,773 28,768
May 39,469 NA 26,995 3,680 30,675
June 39,469 NA 26,995 4,636 31,631
July 39,469 NA 26,995 4,975 31,970
August 39,469 NA 26,995 5,339 32,334
September 39,469 NA 26,995 6,589 33,584
October 39,469 NA 26,995 6,950 33,945
November 39,469 NA 26,995 6,994 33,989
December 39,469 NA 26,995 6,163 33,158
2000 January 39,469 NA 31,507 2,673 34,180
February 39,469 NA 31,507 1,360 32,867
March 39,469 NA 31,507 1,318 32,825
April 39,469 NA 31,126 1,790 32,916
May 39,469 NA 31,126 1,868 32,994
June 39,469 NA 30,843 1,074 31,917
July 39,469 NA 30,398 2,139 32,537
August 39,469 NA 29,709 2,577 32,286
September 39,469 NA 29,309 3,742 33,051
October 39,469 NA 29,082 4,473 33,555
November 39,469 NA 28,856 3,076 31,932
December 39,469 NA 28,616  2,193 30,809

Nebraska's Natural Gas in Storage
1995 – 1999

[Million Cubic Feet (mmcf)]

Year Month Total
Storage
Capacity
Working
Gas
Storage
Capacity
Natural Gas in Underground
Storage at End of Period
Base Gas Working Gas Total
1999 January 39,469 NA 31,507 2,521 34,028
February 39,469 NA 31,507 2,079 33,586
March 39,469 NA 31,507 741 32,248
April 39,469 NA 31,080 0 31,080
May 39,469 NA 31,507 274 31,781
June 39,469 NA 31,507 972 32,479
July 39,469 NA 31,507 494 32,001
August 39,469 NA 31,507 1,498 33,005
September 39,469 NA 31,507 3,230 34,737
October 39,469 NA 31,507 3,886 35,393
November 39,469 NA 31,507 4,183 35,690
December 39,469 NA 31,507 3,692 35,199
1998 January 39,469 NA 31,507 3,118 34,625
February 39,469 NA 31,507 2,763 34,270
March 39,469 NA 31,507 1,673 33,180
April 39,469 NA 31,507 919 32,426
May 39,469 NA 31,507 1,803 33,310
June 39,469 NA 31,507 2,331 33,838
July 39,469 NA 31,507 3,127 34,634
August NA NA NA NA NA
September 39,469 NA 31,507 4,607 36,114
October 39,469 NA 31,507 4,970 36,477
November 39,469 NA 31,507 4,434 35,941
December 39,469 NA 31,507 3,219 34,726
1997 January 39,469 NA 31,507 1,082 32,589
February 39,469 NA 31,507 579 32,086
March 39,469 NA 31,507 819 32,326
April 39,469 NA 31,507 862 32,369
May 39,469 NA 31,507 1,571 33,078
June 39,469 NA 31,507 2,412 33,919
July 39,469 NA 31,507 2,442 33,949
August 39,469 NA 31,507 3,407 34,914
September 39,469 NA 31,507 4,498 36,005
October 39,469 NA 31,507 4,564 36,071
November 39,469 NA 31,507 4,438 35,945
December 39,469 NA 31,507 3,494 35,001
1996 January 39,469 NA 30,147 0 30,147
February 39,469 NA 29,429 0 29,429
March 39,469 NA 28,665 0 28,665
April 39,469 NA 28,952 0 28,952
May 39,469 NA 30,487 0 30,487
June 39,469 NA 31,507 806 32,313
July 39,469 NA 31,507 1,938 33,445
August 39,469 NA 31,507 3,215 34,722
September 39,469 NA 31,507 3,960 35,467
October 39,469 NA 31,507 3,389 34,896
November 39,469 NA 31,507 2,932 34,439
December 39,469 NA 31,507 1,949 33,456
1995 November 39,469 NA 31,507 2,078 33,585
December 39,469 NA 31,507 485 31,992

Sources: Natural Gas Monthly. Energy Information Administration, Washington, DC. Nebraska Energy Office, Lincoln, NE.

Notes: Totals may not equal the sum of the components due to independent rounding. NA indicates that data is not available.

This table was updated on August 22, 2014.
Typically, there is one month between updates.