The United States is on the verge of an energy collapse


The Arctic front, which has entered the United States, continues to rage in a number of states. Over the past day, about eight hundred temperature anti-records have been recorded in the country. Severe frosts led to the shutdown of oil and gas wells, which led to a drop in production by 8%.


At the moment, more than 70% of the US is covered with snow.

Due to severe frosts in the United States, gas supplies to LNG plants have dropped to lows in the last four months. Arctic cold in the southern United States is blocking seaports and wells, boosting domestic demand. At the same time, the power consumption of electricity is growing, bringing the country to the brink of energy collapse.

According to Bloomberg, the volume of gas supplies to most LNG plants fell, the largest decline occurred at the Cove Point, Freeport, Elba Island and Corpus Christi plants - from two to four times.

In the spring and early summer, due to an oversupply of gas fuel and a drop in demand for it due to the coronavirus pandemic, American LNG consumers reduced their purchases, lowering the export of liquefied gas from the United States to 70 million cubic meters daily. In the second half of 2020, demand and prices began to rise, and in January the United States reached a record level of gas sales in foreign markets of 310 million cubic meters.

Meanwhile, due to the Arctic frost in the United States, the level of electricity consumption in Texas approached 70 GW, setting a kind of historical record. The wholesale price of electricity soared to $ 9 per MW, gas - 13,3 per cubic meter, and the authorities in the southern regions are initiating blackouts. Because of the cold weather, wind turbines fail and oil and gas wells freeze, and the United States is close to an energy collapse.
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  1. Fourth Horseman Offline Fourth Horseman
    Fourth Horseman (Fourth Horseman) 16 February 2021 15: 08
    +5
    Eh. The hegemon is no longer a cake.
  2. Alexzn Offline Alexzn
    Alexzn (Alexander) 16 February 2021 15: 18
    -5
    Over the past day, about eight hundred temperature anti-records have been recorded in the country.

    BREDYATINA! The number of records was probably geographically determined? What was the criterion for the size of the area eligible for the record?
    1. isofat Offline isofat
      isofat (isofat) 16 February 2021 15: 28
      +7
      Frost came to Texas and stopped 41% of wind turbines. The need to heat the blades turned wind turbines into energy consumers. It turned out that shale wells also need very significant heating. The exact same picture is observed in neighboring Oklahoma.

      Russian frost is attacking!

      etc. etc. wink
  3. Dmitry S. Offline Dmitry S.
    Dmitry S. (Dmitry Sanin) 16 February 2021 15: 32
    +3
    And then Biden's entourage will say that Putin used the weather wunderwaffle while everyone was asleep - he made all the “colored” ones freeze, and the remaining whites would vote for Trump.
  4. zloybond Offline zloybond
    zloybond (steppenwolf) 16 February 2021 16: 24
    -5
    One of a series of crazy articles. Recently there was a similar shortage of electricity in the Crimea. At the same time, Russia is actively selling electricity to Ukraine at the same time. In general, just write something.
  5. Igor Pavlovich Offline Igor Pavlovich
    Igor Pavlovich (Igor Pavlovich) 16 February 2021 16: 35
    -1
    ... "gas - 13,3 thousand per cubic meter" ??? 13,3 thousand of what ???
  6. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 16 February 2021 16: 37
    +1
    If you remember school geography, then there it is in the order of things. Everyone is used to it.
    Typhoons, hurricanes, heat, frost, earthquakes ...
    An endless stream of ideas for Hollywood and the media.
  7. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 16 February 2021 16: 43
    +5
    It can not be request Windmills and solar panels will save everyone.
    Gretta urgently flew to the rescue (on a green broom), the situation is normalized within a day.
  8. Vadim Ananyin Offline Vadim Ananyin
    Vadim Ananyin (Vadim Ananyin) 16 February 2021 17: 46
    +3
    Kapitsa, back in the 80-90s, proved on his fingers that green energy is a sleeve, the Japanese were the first to see.
    now it's the west's turn. They won't take lottery tickets - turn off the gas!
  9. savage1976 Offline savage1976
    savage1976 17 February 2021 01: 07
    +1
    Let Biden call Putin and ask (only politely) to close the freezer door.
  10. Kofesan Offline Kofesan
    Kofesan (Valery) 18 February 2021 22: 58
    +2
    Looked at the reports "from there". What can I say, ... well ... the snow has slightly dusted, and half of America is in a swoon. They don't wash, poor people. They sit dirty and smelly. And so that day. And there was no need to annoy Russia in winter!