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Texas Gas Troubled More by Blackouts Than Ice, Regulator Sats

Feb. 26, 2021, 12:35 AM

Texas natural gas producers’s biggest obstacle to delivering the fuel during last week’s historic freeze was power outages rather than frigid temperatures, the state’s top energy regulator said.

Blackouts intended to preserve the second-largest U.S. state’s grid during an unprecedented weather emergency disrupted gas drillers of power needed to pump, process and deliver gas to electricity generators and others, Christi Craddick, chairman of the Texas Railroad Commission, said during testimony before the state senate on Thursday.

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