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Winter Storm Uri Leaves It's Mark on Midstream Operations

22 February 2021

Texas Oil and Gas producers and Midstream companies alike were suppressed by blustery winter event last week that took down the power grid and halted much of the movement of hydrocarbons through the large pipeline systems and LNG of the large producing state.

Many of the state's Liquefied natural gas (LNG) capabilities operations were shuttered including Cheniere LNG Inc's Corpus Christi LNG plant. Other LNG plants in the area are looking forward quicker recovery as the delivery issues due to the cold weather turned away LNG vessels.

Mexico Imports from Texas

Likewise, imports of natural gas to Mexico were slowed down from Texas transporting through the major lines into Mexico's systems supplying parts of Northeast Mexico, which is also felt the effect of the cold weather systems.

North and South

By the end of the record-breaking cold week, deliveries on the Nueva Era Border Pipeline operated by Howard Midstream Energy Partners LLC, between the United States and Mexico are returning to normal delivering to Northeast Mexico. In the meantime, TC Energy, Operator of the Foothills Pipeline System and the Nova Gas System, have capability to send large natural gas shipments to the USA from British Columbia and Alberta, Canada.

This data and insight was derived from IHS Markit's Midstream Essentials database. For more information, visit

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