Working gas in storage was 1,741 Bcf as of Friday, April 17, 2009, according to EIA estimates. This represents a net increase of 46 Bcf from the previous week. Stocks were 459 Bcf higher than last year at this time and 322 Bcf above the 5-year average of 1,419 Bcf. In the East Region, stocks were 17 Bcf above the 5-year average following net injections of 17 Bcf. Stocks in the Producing Region were 223 Bcf above the 5-year average of 556 Bcf after a net injection of 23 Bcf. Stocks in the West Region were 82 Bcf above the 5-year average after a net addition of 6 Bcf. At 1,741 Bcf, total working gas is within the 5-year historical range.