US oil & gas infrastructure crisis may be worse than thought | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

US oil & gas infrastructure crisis may be worse than thought

The US oil and gas infrastructure crisis appears to be worse than originally thought, with the impact of the Texas storm earlier this year highlighting major problems.

Aging infrastructure is the reason for President Biden’s new national infrastructure plan. However, this comes after years of neglect which has cost the oil and gas sector billions of dollars, as well as wreaking havoc on both the environment and communities relying on vital energy supplies.

Every year, extreme weather hinders energy distribution across the US During California’s hot summers we see wildfires halting energy production from the state’s aging electrical infrastructure. This is largely because it is common practice to wait until a component fails within the system for it to be replaced, rather than preemptively investing in better structures.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This kind of thinking, with utterly no pro-active maintenance, is stupidity writ large; something very small can take down an entire system, and with it, nearly the entire energy infrastructure in this country.

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