- In July 2017, the Natural Gas Council1 released “Natural Gas Systems: Reliable and Resilient”(NGC Report) (attached as Appendix A), a report detailing the characteristics of the U.S. natural gas industry that contribute to its reliability, resistance to weather-related interruption of service, including the ability to compensate for any operational issue and to recover rapidly.
- Beginning one month after the release of the NGC Report, a series of significant weather events—two hurricanes and the combination of the Northeast freeze and the Bomb Cyclone—tested the natural gas industry. The industry’s performance through the stress test of those three widely varied and tumultuous events fully reinforced the conclusions of the NGC Report.
- This study examines that industry performance in detail. It has been compiled from a review of press accounts, government reports, and detailed interviews with affected companies.