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Natural Gas Shows its Value

By  Roger S. Conrad
Issue No.187 . Feb. 21, 2021

Plunging temperatures this winter are doing in Texas what scorching weather did in California this summer. That’s mainly proving natural gas is absolutely indispensable to America’s energy needs, and most probably will be for decades to come. In California last summer, prices for electricity spiked and blackouts loomed as the state’s solar-heavy power grid was unable to handle the demand surge. In this Texas’ winter, the combination of unprepared infrastructure, a nuclear plant shutdown, frozen wind power facilities and massive demand for natural gas heating triggered basically the same thing.

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    • Elliott H. Gue

      Founder and Chief Analyst: Capitalist Times and Energy & Income Advisor

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