It seems basically the supply is being used due to unusually cold temperatures and the government, along with the power companies, are panicking as they know Joe Biden’s executive order on the pipeline will be detrimental to resupply. They are probably trying to preserve as much as possible. As a result people are being frozen out because of the actions of Joe Biden and other politicians.
Interestingly, we have lived in this area for 30 years and have had plenty of cold winters, as well as several unusually cold winters with sub zero temperatures. I don’t recall anything like these shortages, emergency declarations, and rolling blackouts happening during those times.
Our friends down south are dealing with extreme cold in areas in which people are not used to cold weather. Maybe reserves are not in as much of an abundance, but some of these states are relying partially on wind energy from turbines. Many of these turbines have developed moisture and have frozen in the extreme cold contributing to the problem. So much for “clean” energy.
“Because of the sub-zero temperatures which causes an increased energy demand and natural gas supply constraints, utilities are currently experiencing wholesale natural gas prices anywhere from 10 to 100 times higher than normal,” a release from the governor’s office said. “Those costs will eventually flow through to consumers, and increase monthly natural gas and electric bills.” Governor Laura Kelly