The natural gas supply in the state of Texas held steady to help provide heating to homes and fuel for electricity generation during Winter Storm Mara (late January), according to the Railroad Commission of Texas.
The RRC kept round-the-clock contact with operators and other state agencies during Winter Storm Mara. Natural gas utilities reported no service issues providing home heating; several pre-deployed trucks with compressed and liquid natural gas as backups for residential heating but such were not needed.
Oil and gas operators along the natural gas supply chain, from production to pipelines to underground storage, maintained stable operations, and there was adequate natural gas supply in the state.
The RRC’s Emergency Management Team worked with operators and other state agencies to handle requests for assistance given the severe icy conditions gripping different parts of Texas.
The RRC urges operators and residents to heed warnings from state and local emergency officials (during times of bad weather) and stay safe.