With gas production outpacing regional demand, almost every injection season raises the same question: how much natural gas can US storage capacity really hold? The EIA provides a list of the nameplate working gas capacities for all active underground storage facilities in the Lower-48. However, actual working gas inventories never exceed these limits.
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What constrains storage capacity several hundred bcf below the nameplate capacity?
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Using this formula we arrive at a practical capacity for each year as shown in the table below: