As I wrote last month:
It all depends on the weather in the coming weeks, of course, but according to the forecasts anomalously warm temperatures and clear skies are persisting in the short term, and so I wouldn't be surprised if 2015 overtakes 2014 (which lost incredibly little volume during July), comes closer to 2013 and starts closing that enormous gap with 2012.
This is exactly what happened, as the past month turned out to be the warmest and sunniest July in the 2006-2015 period (I'll have more on that in the upcoming July analysis). Volume dropped by 6659 km3, the second biggest drop in the 2006-2015 period, slightly less than 2009, slightly more than 2007 (here's a comparison with both years).
And so 2015 overtook 2014 and is now 971 km3 lower, the gap with 2013 went down from 1223 to 809 km3, and the huge gap with 2012 has become around 30% smaller (from 2968 to 1928 km3).
Here's Wipneus' PIOMAS volume graph:
This also means that the trend line on the PIOMAS sea ice volume anomaly graph has dipped a bit further below the linear trend: