Working gas in storage was 3,288 Bcf as of Friday, October 1, 2021, according to EIA estimates. This represents a net increase of 118 Bcf from the previous week. Stocks were 532 Bcf less than last year at this time and 176 Bcf below the five-year average of 3,464 Bcf. At 3,288 Bcf, total working gas is within the five-year historical range.
The October-November-December (OND) 2021 temperature outlook favors above normal temperatures for the southern two-thirds of the Contiguous United States (CONUS), the eastern third of the CONUS, and western Alaska, with the largest probabilities (greater than 50 percent) forecast across the Southwest and New England.
The OND 2021 precipitation outlook depicts enhanced probabilities of below normal precipitation amounts across the Southern Tier and much of the central CONUS. Above-normal precipitation is more likely for the northwestern CONUS, the Eastern Great Lakes, parts of the interior Northeast, and parts of southwestern Alaska. Equal chances (EC) are forecast for areas where probabilities for each category of seasonal mean temperatures and seasonal accumulated precipitation amounts are expected to be similar to climatological probabilities.