NG and LPG gases need storage if they're not sold. While the US supplies now are greater than ever before, it exports much of that gas. Why, some couldn't be in the regional areas where such are in common use couldn't have the surplus they needed is a reflection of the past yrs. not needing as much. However, as always mother nature does what it wants to do and gave us a whammy in weather.
I've seen my neighbor's peropane price practically double now to when it was before at norms. Now, many users are complaining of the cost but not being able to get *any*. The woes some are facing is just another item to b*tch about. At least for this writer, I've taken places to reduce gas use and use wood. Also, better insulation to reduce yet more gas use. All this still is less than needed because of this bad weather and prolonged winter it seems to be. At least the Farmer Almanac was right again and I have extra firewood. Even that is becoming a problem, because some users of firewood have also switched to the "ext. boiler type" to heat homes and water as well. That is a constant drain on natural wood sources and driving the cost of "corded wood" more than before. -----Willy
after articles publicizing the US soon to be free from imported gas supplies.
I grant that this article is about Canada, and about New Brunswick, probably beyond the reach of the Trans Canada Pipeline which has brought natural gas from Alberta since long long ago. (Long before my acquaintance with things Canadian.)
It just goes to show that Global Warming or not, Cold Winters are still possible and vicious. As previously noted here, I wonder what the Polar weather looks like this year, and is Siberia having the troubles we (Canada and the US) are?