Loss of Power During Winter Storm Uri Primary Cause of Natural Gas Challenges
Case Study of Why Keeping Power on is the Best Winterization Tool
Natural Gas Storage
Conclusions on Weatherization
Frequently Asked Questions
- Reliable electricity
- Physical access to facilities (including roads) throughout the extreme weather event
- Telecommunications services
Many operators weatherize their equipment and facilities as standard operations. Even weatherized equipment requires power to operate safely and efficiently.
The Texas oil and natural gas community will continue working alongside regulators at the Public Utility Commission (PUC) and Railroad Commission (RRC) to achieve the goals set by the 87th Texas Legislature to ensure Texans never experience the cascade of events leading to the electric power losses faced this past February.
The 87th Legislature has passed mandatory weatherization requirements for equipment “critical” to producing electricity. Proper weatherization of essential infrastructure is appropriate and already being implemented. Because the natural gas supply chain is a complex and intricate operation, measures to improve its resiliency through proper weatherization means meticulously targeting only the infrastructure critical to supply electricity during an emergency situation.