Ed Longanecker: Texas Producers Are Ready For Winter
Mon, December 06, 2021
Despite the misdirected, and often politically motivated, scrutiny of the Railroad Commission of Texas and oil and natural gas industry, the Lone Star State should be commended for its recent work to protect the health and safety of Texas citizens from energy disruptions in the face of unexpected extreme weather.
Texas energy regulators with the RRC recently adopted new rules aimed at fortifying oil and gas operations ahead of severe weather and protecting Texas energy consumers. These rules follow the omnibus Winter Storm Uri legislation, Senate Bill 3, and other substantive policy measures passed during the 87th Legislative Session, which will help ensure the state is better prepared for future extreme weather conditions. The new rulemaking includes mandatory weatherization requirements for facilities designated by the Texas Electricity Supply Chain Security and Mapping Committee and steps to maintain power to natural gas facilities directly tied to electric generation.