Texas creates rules to prepare utilities and energy firms for extreme weather

A well owned by Ovintiv produces gas and oil in Midland on Dec 8, 2021. The black tarps on the tanks are part of Ovintiv's weatherization of their systems.

 

Texas regulators took the step this week to make sure their natural gas companies are ready for extreme weather—the kind of weather the state experienced in February 2021 when there were massive power outages and people died without heat.

New rules adopted by the Texas Railroad Commission require oil and companies to be able to continue operations during weather emergencies and to properly prepare their equipment reported The Texas Tribune.

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