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.