In December 2015, 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 December was 32,634 mmcf which was approximately 94 percent of storage capacity.
In December 2015, Nebraska had the capacity to store 12,653 mmcf of working natural gas or working gas. In December, there was 22,197 mmcf base gas and 10,438 mmcf working gas according to Energy Information Administration estimates. Working gas in underground storage in Nebraska for December was approximately 82 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 10,438 mmcf as of December 2015. This represents a decrease of 980 mmcf from November 2015. Stocks were 1,424 mmcf lower than last year at this time and 1,712 mmcf below the five–year average of 12,150 mmcf.