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Shiver*: The Texas Power Shortage Informs Future Power Strategy, But For Now Has Frozen Chemical Production
February 21, 2021
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Shiver*: The Texas Power Shortage Informs Future Power Strategy, But For Now Has Frozen Chemical Production

  • The power chaos in Texas last week throws cold water on some of the proposals to get US power to net-zero quickly and without significant long-term use of natural gas – we discuss both hydrogen options and CCS.
  • We know that a significant portion of US chemical capacity was off-line last week, further impacting already tight and dislocated supply chains.  What matters now is how long the restart process will take – history suggests upsets are likely.
  • The Texas issues will likely keep supply tight in basic chemicals and polymers for months, and this tightness may spread around the World with delayed restarts

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