Four Ways Winter Weather Is Causing Energy Supply Problems

Posted by Patrick J. Kiger
Jan 22, 2014 4:30 PM ET

A massive winter storm hit much of the U.S. Tuesday, dumping heavy snowfall along the East Coast and sending temperatures plunging from 15 to 30 degrees below normal from the Mid-Atlantic region to the upper Midwest.

But in addition to causing school closings and disrupting highway traffic, frigid winter weather has far-reaching effects on energy production and distribution—from slowing oil and gas wells and refineries to briefly shutting down a nuclear power plant in the Midwest because of ice.

Read more about the "Four Ways Winter Weather Is Causing Energy Supply Problems" on The Great Energy Challenge Energy Blog.

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