For the week ending May 11, working gas in storage increased to 2,667 Bcf after an injection of 61 Bcf which compares to 86 last year and 91 for the 5 year average. Gas in storage is now 774 higher than last year and 773 above the 5-year average. www.newamericapower.com
Coal stockpiles above five-year range in first quarter of 2012 › Estimated coal stockpiles at U.S. electric power plants in March 2012 (latest EIA data available) were about 196 million short tons, almost 18% above the level in March 2011 and above the five-year range. Coal stockpiles are up as a result of declines in coal consumption by electric power plants.