The record-low temperatures sprawled across the Central and Southern US over the past week not only lead to large-scale production freeze-offs at wellheads but also exposed the threat bitter cold has on natural gas processing plants and oil refineries. Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now Unprecedented cold weather in the central United States has resulted in widespread natural gas shortages in Texas, a region that rarely sees sub-zero temperatures and is heavily reliant on gas production. At least 38 gas plants in Texas have shut down or reduced rates due to the cold weather, equivalent to 8.9 Bcf/d of gas processing plant capacity, according to data by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and S&P Global Platts Analytics. Sub-zero temperatures typically are outside the safe operating […]