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ERCOT Says Bitter Cold Caused Bulk of Power Outages During Winter Storm Uri

ERCOT Says Bitter Cold Caused Bulk of Power Outages During Winter Storm Uri

Exceptionally harsh winter weather that surprised Texas authorities was the leading cause of widespread generator outages that left millions of residents without power for days in February, a new report says. The initial findings from the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), which oversees electric power in the state, amplified the already widely reported thinking…

April 7, 2021
NOV Reports ‘Softer’ E&P Orders, Hit to Operations from February Freeze

NOV Reports ‘Softer’ E&P Orders, Hit to Operations from February Freeze

Operational disruptions from freezing weather in February, as well as softer-than-expected customer orders are set to weigh on first quarter results, NOV Inc. said Tuesday. The Houston-based oilfield technology giant said severe weather during February knocked out operations in Oklahoma and Texas, two of its biggest operating regions. In addition, there has been an underwhelming…

March 17, 2021
Texas Investigating Natural Gas Pricing During February Winter Storm

Texas Investigating Natural Gas Pricing During February Winter Storm

The Texas Attorney General’s (AG) Office is expanding its investigation into the massive price spikes that occurred in the natural gas and power markets during the historic winter freeze last month, with the IntercontinentalExchange (ICE) ordered to turn over documents on pricing for the unprecedented week. “These massive price increases impacted businesses and consumers alike…

March 9, 2021
Energy Sector Assisting Texas Relief Efforts Following February Freeze

Energy Sector Assisting Texas Relief Efforts Following February Freeze

Following the devastating winter storm Uri last month that left millions of Texans without electricity for days and billions in damages, utilities and oil and gas producers, along with other industries, have stepped up to assist with relief efforts.  The damage and economic losses from the winter storms in February could reach $155 billion across…

March 8, 2021
Texas Electricity Suppliers Face Bankruptcy, Lawsuit Stemming from Freeze

Texas Electricity Suppliers Face Bankruptcy, Lawsuit Stemming from Freeze

The impacts of a historic cold snap on the Texas electricity market continued to reverberate on Monday, as one electric power supplier filed for bankruptcy and another was sued by the state attorney general in connection with the crisis. Waco, TX-based Brazos Electric Power Cooperative Inc. said Monday it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy…

March 1, 2021
Oil Production, Demand Drop Amid Energy Crisis in Texas

Oil Production, Demand Drop Amid Energy Crisis in Texas

Crude oil production in the United States plummeted but so too did demand amid last week’s bitter freeze that caused an energy crisis in Texas. Stockpiles ticked up as a result, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) said in its latest Weekly Petroleum Status Report (WPSR) on Wednesday. U.S. commercial crude inventories for the week ended…

February 24, 2021
Legal Battles Loom as Biden Order Pauses Federal Oil, Natural Gas Leasing

Legal Battles Loom as Biden Order Pauses Federal Oil, Natural Gas Leasing

The U.S. oil and gas industry reacted with dismay and the first of perhaps multiple lawsuits Wednesday ahead of an executive order (EO) by President Biden directing the Department of the Interior (DOI) to pause new oil and natural gas leasing on federal lands and offshore waters. The EO published Wednesday afternoon follows a 60-day…

January 27, 2021

Trump Signs Hiring Freeze, Proposes Moratorium on New Federal Regulations

President Trump signed executive orders Monday calling for a federal hiring freeze and withdrawing the United States from the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement.

January 23, 2017

Ohio’s Kasich Vetoes Tax Break for Oil/Gas Producers; Ends Renewables Freeze

Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Tuesday vetoed legislation that would have expanded a sales tax exemption for oil and natural gas producers, saying it would have cost the state too much and unfairly favored the industry.

December 28, 2016

North Dakota in Freeze as Production Declines

A deep freeze named Brutus hammered North Dakota with a pre-winter force in November, knocking down oil and gas production from all-time record levels the previous month, according to the latest statistics from the state Department of Mineral Resources (DMR).

January 14, 2013
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