Injections in the East and West storage regions were below the five-year average. The East region injected 34 Bcf (compared to the 5-year average of 59); the West injected 9 Bcf (compared to the 5-year averaged of 12); and the Producing region injected 14 Bcf (compared to the 5-year average of 14). In the Producing region, stocks increased 2 Bcf in salt cavern facilities and 11 Bcf in non-salt cavern facilities.
Temperatures during the storage report week were 2.7 degrees warmer than the 30-year normal temperature and 0.6 degrees warmer than the same period last year. Temperatures in the lower 48 States averaged 74 degrees, compared to 73.4 last year and the 30-year normal of 71.3. The warmest area of the country was the West South Central Census division (Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas), where temperatures averaged 80.9 degrees.