Being that Texas is thought of as an “oil and gas” state, and according to Reuters produces more than 40% of the natural gas exports for the country (https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-weather-texas-energy/amid-texas-freeze-oil-producers-still-shut-governor-bans-natural-gas-exports-idUSKBN2AH1V2), how could the grid possibly fail? There have been a plethora of articles on this subject from the storm last week, so instead of feeding you facts, here are a few good articles on the subject to educate yourself (click on the links below for more details):
- Texas Tribune: Texas was “seconds and minutes” away from catastrophic monthslong blackouts, officials say
- Dallas News: Texas largely relies on natural gas for power. It wasn’t ready for the extreme cold.
- KHou News: 4 minutes, 37 seconds: That’s how close Texas came to complete grid failure
- Forbes: Valentine’s Day Giving The Texas Electric Grid The Cold Shoulder
- NY Times: How Texas’ Drive for Energy Independence Set It Up for Disaster
- Bloomberg News: The Two Hours That Nearly Destroyed Texas’s Electric Grid