received by email at a secure EIA data receipt website or by FAX.
Data are due by
We have about 2/3 of the
respondents by the due date.
come in on Tuesday or Wednesday.
Follow-up and problem resolution for individual
respondents occur by email and phone.
It is very useful to have alternative methods as it provides backup
when one method is not working for either EIA or the respondent.
Data are edited by the
system each week to compare new information to the respondent’s report history.
Data anomalies are then compared to trends
in the region and the respondent’s history on the monthly survey.
Each month a comparison of the monthly and
weekly data reports of the respondent units is done using a crosswalk.
We provide a comparison of the weekly survey
estimates (i.e., output) and the monthly survey results for each month on the
The average absolute error
for the 25 months is 1.2 percent of working gas stocks.
The survey is mandatory and
response rates have been excellent. The volume-weighted response rate for the
last 6 months has been 98.6 percent.
EIA allows respondents to provide estimates if they are
unable to provide a more precise measurement for a given week.
If a respondent has not reported for the
week, an inventory value for that reporting unit is imputed by EIA.