Cold brings crisis to the energy sector in the U.S. and Mexico

A strong cold snap caused a crisis in the U.S. energy sector in the state of Texas, bringing impacts also in the region of the border with Mexico. This is the sixth day of crisis caused by the climate in both localities.

Low temperatures have paralyzed operations at a number of refineries and oil and gas fields in the regions. About 4 million people are without electricity in Texas. Mexico, for its part, also had its power generation affected, as exports of natural gas by pipelines to the neighboring country fell by about 75 percent.

So far, at least 21 people have died from weather conditions. According to the weather forecast, the cold snap is not expected to end before next weekend.

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