Peak Underground Working Natural Gas Storage Capacity
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EIA has revised its annual Peak Underground Working Natural Gas Storage Capacity report, featuring working gas capacity levels as of April 2011. The revised report contains a clarification of the previously published material. EIA has monitored the status of storage fields and confirmed that some dormant fields totaling 22 billion cubic feet (Bcf) could not be readily used for natural gas storage. Data on working gas design capacity for 2011 reflect the elimination of these dormant fields from inventory. These data are compared with data for 2010 on working gas design capacity both including and excluding the inactive fields, showing the effect of the removal of the inactive fields. These data are available for download in the Natural Gas Annual Respondent Query System."