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Analysis of Natural Gas Storage
2010
Peaks, Plans and (Persnickety) Prices
This presentation provides information about EIA's estimates of working gas peak storage capacity, and the development of the natural gas storage industry. Natural gas shale and the need for high deliverability storage are identified as key drivers in natural gas storage capacity development. The presentation also provides estimates of planned storage facilities through 2012. Categories: Prices, Storage (Released, 10/28/2010, ppt format)
Peak Underground Working Natural Gas Storage Capacity
This report provides estimates of aggregate peak working gas capacity and working gas design capacity for the U.S. underground natural gas storage as of April 2010. The estimates for national and regional peak working gas capacity are based on the demonstrated maximum working gas volumes for individual active facilities from May 2005 to April 2010. Peak storage estimates are based on monthly data by field from the Form EIA-191M survey, “Monthly Underground Storage Report,” which collects data on storage volumes as of the end of the report month. Categories: Storage (Released, 9/3/2010, Html format)
Natural Gas Year-In-Review 2009
This is a special report that provides an overview of the natural gas industry and markets in 2009 with special focus on the first complete set of supply and disposition data for 2009 from the Energy Information Administration. Topics discussed include natural gas end-use consumption trends, offshore and onshore production, imports and exports of pipeline and liquefied natural gas, and above-average storage inventories. Categories: Prices, Production, Consumption, Imports/Exports & Pipelines, Storage (Released, 7/9/2010, Html format)
2009
Estimates of Peak Underground Working Gas Storage Capacity in the United States, 2009 Update
This report provides estimates of aggregate peak working gas capacity and working gas design capacity for the U.S. underground natural gas storage as of April 2009. The estimates for national and regional peak working gas capacity are based on the demonstrated maximum working gas volumes for individual active facilities from May 2004 to April 2009. Peak storage estimates are based on monthly data by field from the Form EIA-191M survey, “Monthly Underground Storage Report,” which collects data on storage volumes as of the end of the report month. Categories: Storage (Released, 8/31/2009, pdf format)
Natural Gas Year-In-Review 2008
This is a special report that provides an overview of the natural gas industry and markets in 2008 with special focus on the first complete set of supply and disposition data for 2008 from the Energy Information Administration. Topics discussed include natural gas end-use consumption trends, offshore production shut-ins caused by infrastructure problems and hurricanes, imports and exports of pipeline and liquefied natural gas, and the above-average storage inventories in 2008. Categories: Prices, Production, Consumption, Imports/Exports & Pipelines, Storage (Released, 4/23/2009, Html format)
2008
Estimates of Peak Underground Working Gas Storage Capacity in the United States
This special report provides national and regional updates to estimates for U.S. aggregate natural gas storage capacity as of mid-2008. The estimates for national and regional peak capacity are based on the repored maximum reported working gas volumes for individual active facilities from January 2003 through May 2008. Categories: Storage, Consumption (Released, 10/7/2008, pdf format)
U.S. Natural Gas Storage and The Global LNG Market
U.S. natural gas storage operators are in a good position to take advantage of growing liquefied natural gas (LNG) trade. With the largest storage capacity in the world, the United States has the capability to import LNG in the summer for winter peak use. The normal falloff in global natural gas demand during the summer frees up some LNG supplies, but storage operators in many countries compete for this gas. The ability of U.S. operators to attract LNG supplies depends on the relative prices in the United States and other countries. At the same time, LNG imports compete with domestic supplies. Categories: Storage (Released, 6/24/2008, ppt format)
U.S. Storage Drawdown Analysis Report
This report examines contract terms that require owners of natural gas in storage to reduce their holdings of working gas to specified levels by certain dates or risk incurring penalties. If they were sufficiently restrictive, such constraints could result in the introduction of significant natural gas volumes into the market toward the end of the heating season. Although many tariffs or service agreements include these restrictions, they are not pervasive and their impact may be less than previously expected. Categories: Storage (Released, 4/01/2008, pdf format)
Natural Gas Year-In-Review 2007
This report provides an overview of the natural gas industry and markets in 2007 with special focus on the first complete set of supply and disposition data for 2007 from the Energy Information Administration (EIA). The analysis focuses on natural gas end-use consumption trends, natural gas prices, imports and exports of pipeline and liquefied natural gas, the above-average storage inventories in 2007, as well as pipeline expansions during the year. Categories: Prices, Production, Consumption, Imports/Exports & Pipelines, Storage (Released, 3/26/2008, pdf format)
2007
Estimate of Maximum Underground Working Gas Storage Capacity in the United States: 2007 Update
This special report provides an update to an estimate for U.S. aggregate natural gas storage capacity that was released in 2006. Although the concept of maximum capacity seems quite straightforward, there are numerous issues that preclude the determination of a definitive maximum volume. The report presents three alternative estimates for maximum capacity. Categories: Storage (Released, 10/24/2007, pdf format)
U.S. Weekly Natural Gas Storage Data
This presentation provides a comprehensive overview of the Energy Information Administration (EIA) Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report (WNGSR) project. Topics discussed include an overview of storage, a chronology of events for the weekly data project, issues related to the WNGSR, data performance, the role of the weekly data. Categories: Storage, Weekly Data (Released, 9/27/2007, ppt format)
Natural Gas Year-In-Review 2006
This is a special report that provides an overview of the natural gas industry and markets in 2006 with special focus on the first complete set of supply and disposition data for 2006 from the Energy Information Administration. Topics discussed include natural gas end-use consumption trends, effects of the 2005 hurricanes on offshore production, imports and exports of pipeline and liquefied natural gas, and the above-average storage inventories in 2006. Categories: Prices, Production, Consumption, Imports/Exports & Pipelines, Storage (Released, 3/30/2007, pdf format)
2006
U.S. Underground Natural Gas Storage Developments: 1998-2005
This report examines the current status of the underground natural gas storage sector in the United States and how it has changed since 1998, particularly in regards to deliverability from storage, working gas capacity, ownership, and operational capabilities. It also includes a discussion and an analysis of underground natural gas storage expansions in 2005 and an examination of storage development proposed for the next several years.
Categories: Storage (Released, 10/17/2006, pdf format)
Withdrawals from Working Natural Gas Stocks During Summer 2006
This report examines the net withdrawals of 7 and 12 billion cubic feet (Bcf) during the weeks ending July 21, 2006, and August 4, 2006 reported in the Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report. These summer-time withdrawals are notable because they marked the first two times that working natural gas stocks experienced a weekly net decline during the months of May through September in the 12-year history of the weekly stocks data. The report finds that a combination of electricity and fuel market developments accounts for the atypical working natural gas inventory behavior, including above-normal levels of working gas stocks, increased gas-fired electric generation, extremely hot temperatures in the Lower-48 States, and backwardation in the near-month natural gas futures contract.
Categories: Storage (Released, 9/29/2006, pdf format)
EIA The Northeast Natural Gas Market in 2030
LNG imports have grown substantially in recent years and they are expected to grow sevenfold by 2030. A review of the industry and infrastructure in the Northeast shows a region with limited indigenous production, so the region relies on flows into the area for most of the natural gas it consumes. A key source of supply is the LNG import terminal located in Everett, Massachusetts, which provides about 20 percent of regional supply. The United States needs additional LNG imports to meet future natural gas demand, however, building new LNG terminals in the Northeast or elsewhere involves a number of tradeoffs that will depend on energy markets and local acceptance. (Presentation, 9/27/06)
Estimates of Maximum Underground Working Gas Storage Capacity in the United States
This report examines the aggregate maximum capacity for U.S. natural gas storage. Although the concept of maximum capacity seems quite straightforward, there are numerous issues that preclude the determination of a definitive maximum volume. The report presents three alternative estimates for maximum capacity, indicating appropriate caveats for each. It suggests that a conservative estimate of maximum capacity is the sum of non-coincident peak volumes over all facilities during 2000-2004. (Published, 09/19/2006, pdf format )
Overview of the Federal Offshore Royalty Relief Program
This report provides the basics of revenue collection and royalty payments for Federal offshore oil and natural gas production as well as provisions under which certain leases are exempt from royalty obligations. (6/23/06)
2005
U.S. Natural Gas Imports and Exports: 2004
Categories: Prices, Imports & Exports/Pipelines, Storage (Published, 12/07/2005, pdf format)
EIA’s Weekly Underground Natural Gas Storage Program
Categories: Storage (Published, 09/28/2004, Html format)
2004
U.S. Natural Gas Pipeline and Underground Storage Expansions in 2003
Categories: Imports & Exports/Pipelines Storage Consumption (Published, 9/29/2004, pdf format)
Natural Gas Outlook
Categories: Prices Imports & Exports/Pipelines Storage (Published, 9/1/2004, Power Point format)
U.S. Natural Gas Imports and Exports: Issues and Trends 2003
Categories: Prices Imports & Exports/Pipelines Storage (Published, 8/31/2004, pdf format)
U.S. LNG Markets and Uses: June 2004
Categories: Imports & Exports/Pipelines Storage (Published, 6/21/2004, pdf format)
2003
The Global Liquefied Natural Gas Market: Status & Outlook
Cateogories: Prices, Resources/Reserves, Exploration/Production, Consumption, Imports & Exports/Pipelines, Storage (Publication, 2003, PDF 5 Megs)
Natural Gas Outlook - Presented to: Kansas Corporation Commission
Categories: Prices, Exploration/Production, Imports & Exports/Pipelines, Storage, Consumption (Presentation, 11/21/2003, Power Point format)
Natural Gas Outlook North American Energy Standards Board (NAESB) Annual Meeting
Categories: Prices, Exploration & Production, Imports & Exports/Pipelines, Storage, Consumption (Presentation, 9/17/2003, Power Point format)
Natural Gas Outlook: The Tennessee Regulatory Authority Natural Gas Symposium
Categories: Prices, Exploration & Production, Imports & Exports/Pipelines, Storage, Consumption (Presentation, 9/11/2003, Power Point format)
Outlook On Natural Gas, Arkansas Public Service Commission, "The Future Supply And Price of Natural Gas"
Categories: Prices, Imports/Exports, Storage, Consumption (Presentation, 7/3/2003, Power Point format)
The U.S. Natural Gas Markets and Industry
Categories: Pipelines, Storage, Consumption (Presentation, 7/2/2003, Power Point format)
Outlook On Gas Pricing and Storage Deliverability
Categories: Prices, Imports, Pipelines, Storage, Consumption (Presentation, 6/23/2003, Power Point format)
Outlook for Natural Gas and Petroleum
Categories: Prices, Exploration & Production, Storage, Consumption (Presentation, 5/23/2003, Power Point format)
Natural Gas Prices and Supplies in the Northeast-Midwest Region
Categories: Prices, Storage, Consumption (Presentation, 4/7/2003, HTML format)
Natural Gas Update: EIA NARUC Winter Meeting
Categories: Prices, Storage, Consumption (Presentation, 2/23/2003, Power Point format)
U.S. LNG Markets and Uses
Categories: Imports & Exports/Pipelines, Storage (Feature Article, Jan. 2003, PDF Format)
2002
Natural Gas Storage at the North American Gas Strategies Conference
Categories: Storage (Presentation, 11/12/2002, HTML format)
Winter Fuels Outlook: 2002-2003
Categories: Prices, Consumption/Use  (Feature Article, Oct. 2002, PDF 322 kb)
The Basics of Underground Natural Gas Storage
Categories: Storage  (Publication, Oct. 2002, HTML format)
A Review of the EIA Weekly Survey of Natural Gas In Underground Storage
Categories: Storage  (Presentation, Oct. 2002, HTML format)
Energy Information Administration's Weekly Storage Survey and Web-based Information Dissemination Natural Gas Supply
Categories: Storage  (Presentation, March 2002, HTML format)
North American Gas Storage Conference
Categories: Storage  (Presentation, Feb. 2002, HTML format)
2001
An Assessment of Recent Natural Gas Market Trends
Categories: Prices, Exploration & Production, Pipelines, Storage  (Presentation, Oct. 2001, HTML format)
U.S. Natural Gas Markets: Recent Trends and Prospects for the Future
Categories: Prices, Exploration & Production, Imports & Exports, Pipelines, Storage, Consumption/Use;   (Publication, May 2001, PDF format)
Natural Gas Storage in the United States in 2001: A Current Assessment and Near-Term Outlook
Categories: Storage  (Feature Article, March 2001, PDF 92 kb)
Presentation for National Governors' Association
Categories: Prices, Storage  (Presentation, Jan. 2001, HTML format)
Natural Gas Market: Status and Outlook
Categories: Prices, Storage  (Presentation, Jan. 2001, HTML format)
2000
Winter Distillate and Natural Gas Outlook
Categories: Prices, Storage  (Presentation, July 2000, HTML format)
Natural Gas Markets and EIA's Information Program
Categories: Prices, Imports & Exports, Pipelines, Storage  (Presentation, July 2000, HTML format)
Natural Gas Markets and Reliability of the Electric Power Industry
Categories: Prices, Resources & Reserves, Exploration & Production, Imports & Exports, Storage, Consumption/Use;   (Presentation, June 2000, HTML format)
Natural Gas Supply Infrastructure, and Pricing -  Chapter 4 from The Northeast Heating Fuel Market: Assessment and Options
Categories: Prices, Storage, Consumption/Use  (Publication, May 2000, HTML format)
The Evolution of Gas Markets in the United States
Categories: Prices, Pipelines, Storage  (Presentation, May 2000, HTML format)
The Northeast Heating Fuel Market: Assessment and Options
Categories: Prices, Storage  (Publication, 2000, HTML format)
1999
Natural Gas Pipeline and Storage Deliverability
Categories: Pipelines, Storage  (Presentation, March 1999, HTML format)
1997
Comparison of Natural Gas Storage Estimates from the EIA and AGA
Categories: Storage  (Feature Article, Oct. 1997, PDF 89 kb)
U.S. Underground Storage of Natural Gas in 1997: Existing and Proposed
Categories: Storage  (Feature Article, Sept. 1997, PDF 643 kb)
1996
Natural Gas 1996: Issues and Trends
Categories: Prices, Imports & Exports, Storage, Consumption/Use  (Publication, Dec. 1996, HTML format)
Existing and Proposed Underground Storage Facilities
Categories: Storage  (Publication, Sept. 1996, PDF 881 kb)
1995
The Value of Underground Storage in Today's Natural Gas Industry
Category: Storage  (Publication, March 1995, PDF 591 kb)
1994
Natural Gas 1994: Issues and Trends
Categories: Pipelines, Storage (See Chapter 2)  (Publication, July 1994, PDF 1499 kb)