All three storage regions posted increases this week. Inventories in the East, West, and Producing Regions increased by 47 Bcf, 7 Bcf, and 7 Bcf, respectively. In the Producing Region, working natural gas inventories decreased 3 Bcf in salt cavern facilities and increased 10 Bcf in nonsalt cavern facilities.
Temperatures in the lower 48 States during the week ending May 10 were 4.4 degrees warmer than the 30-year normal temperature and 2.6 degrees warmer than the same period last year. The average temperature in the lower 48 States was 64.1 degrees, 4.4 degrees higher than the 30-year normal of 59.7 degrees. During the week all regions were warmer than normal. The East South Central and South Atlantic Regions in the South were particularly warm, averaging 7.0 and 6.3 degrees, respectively, warmer than the 30-year normal.