In December 2013, 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 31,642 mmcf which was approximately 91 percent of capacity.
In December 2013, Nebraska had the capacity to store 14,819 mmcf of working natural gas or working gas. In December, there was 20,031 mmcf base gas and 11,611 mmcf working gas according to Energy Information Administration estimates. Total working gas in underground storage in Nebraska for December was approximately 78 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 11,611 mmcf as of December 2013. This represents a decrease of 1,141 mmcf from November 2013. Stocks were 480 mmcf lower than last year at this time and 419 mmcf below the five–year average of 12,030 mmcf.