Working gas in storage was 3,614 Bcf as of Friday, September 11, 2020, according to EIA estimates. This represents a net increase of 89 Bcf from the previous week. Stocks were 535 Bcf higher than last year at this time and 421 Bcf above the five-year average of 3,193 Bcf. At 3,614 Bcf, total working gas is above the five-year historical range.
The October-November-December (OND) 2020 temperature outlook favors above-normal temperatures for a majority of the CONUS, with the largest probabilities (greater than 70 percent) forecast across parts of the Southwest along with northern Alaska. The OND 2020 precipitation outlook indicates enhanced probabilities of below normal precipitation amounts from southern California, across the Southwest, southern Great Plains, and Lower Mississippi Valley, to the Southeast. Above-normal precipitation is most likely across Washington, the northern Rockies, Dakotas, and Upper Mississippi Valley along with western and northern mainland 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.