Working gas in storage was 2,471 Bcf as of Friday, July 5, 2019, according to EIA estimates. This represents a net increase of 81 Bcf from the previous week.
Stocks were 275 Bcf higher than last year at this time and 142 Bcf below the five-year average of 2,613 Bcf. At 2,471 Bcf, total working gas is within the five-year historical range.
The July-August-September (JAS) 2019 temperature outlook indicates that above normal seasonal mean temperatures are most likely for the western third of the CONUS and all of Alaska. The highest odds for above normal temperatures are across Washington and the Alaska Panhandle. Above normal temperatures are also favored for Southern Texas, the Gulf Coast states, and east of the Appalachian Mountains. Below normal temperatures are the most likely category from the Central and Southern Plains to the Upper Great Lakes.
Equal Chances (EC; white areas) of below, near, and above normal seasonal mean temperatures or seasonal total precipitation amounts are where the likelihoods for these three categories are similar to their climatological probabilities. Review of subsequent seasonal outlooks and the scientific forecast basis for all outlooks are given below.