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Texas Governor Orders Stop Out-Of-State Natural Gas Shipments
Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Wednesday signed an executive order ordering natural gas suppliers to sell only to state power producers. As a second winter storm approached, millions of people were still without power.
Earlier today, I issued an order, in effect today until February 21, requiring producers who ship outside of Texas to instead sell this natural gas to power producers in Texas. It will also increase the power that will be produced and sent to homes here in Texas. This will increase the ability of gas powered generators in Texas to increase the power sent to the Texas power grid. The initial and main storm that caused severe damage to Texas is now starting to leave the state of Texas. Snow and sleet in northeast Texas will continue to exist, but will gradually disappear over the next six hours. After that, another round of precipitation will occur in the state over the next 24 hours. Cold temperatures will remain across much of the state for the next few days. Most of the state will be below zero tomorrow morning. We are expected to start breaking above the freezing point statewide on Saturday.
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