‘Bomb Cyclone’ Hits U.S. East Coast Energy, Power Supply

By Scott DiSavino and Devika Krishna Kumar NEW YORK/LONDON, Jan 4 (Reuters) - A severe winter storm froze pipes and disrupted services at refineries on the U.S. Atlantic coast on Thursday, sending fuel prices higher as heavy snowfall and high winds caused electricity outages for almost 80,000 homes and businesses. Utilities in the Southeast have restored service to some … [Read more...]

U.S. East Coast Braces for Rapidly Intensifying Winter Storm

The Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads Captain of the Port set ice condition two and plans to close the Capes to all inbound and outbound vessel traffic at 6 p.m. Wednesday ahead of a strong winter storm that is forecasted to explode in intensity over the next 24 hours, creating impacts from the mid-Atlantic to the Northeast. Ice condition two is set when there is significant … [Read more...]

Winter Storm Challenges U.S. East Coast Energy Complex

By Jarrett Renshaw NEW YORK, Jan 3 (Reuters) - The U.S. energy industry is facing a massive test of its infrastructure as an intense winter storm roars up the Atlantic Coast, threatening power outages, refinery shutdowns and spikes in heating prices. The storm swept up the U.S. Southeast toward New England on Wednesday, bringing snow, freezing rain and strong winds to a … [Read more...]