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Top 3 Energy Stories from January

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January 2018 was one for the record books.  As we entered the new year, much of the United States was in a deep freeze.

The bitterly cold temperatures substantially increased the amount of energy needed to keep homes and businesses operating at optimal temperatures.

With the weather playing such a major role in January, it shouldn’t be surprising to see our most popular post for the month was: 

How the U.S. Deep Freeze Impacts Energy Demand and Prices

This post recaps how deep freezes impact energy demand and how record-low temperatures put pressure on natural gas storage (for the short term). View the full post here.

Keeping with the theme of weather, the next most-viewed post on the Direct Energy Business blog in January was our:

Energy Market Update for January 10, 2018

Veteran energy strategist Tim Bigler took a look at how the frigid weather might have long-term effects on electric and natural gas prices.

You can view Tim’s full video here.

Finally, and once again sticking with the theme of winter, Direct Energy Business president John Schultz wrote a blog on:

How the Energy Grid Performed During Recent Cold Snap

John reviewed the events of the Polar Vortex in 2014 and compared what happened then to what happened during the “bomb cyclone.”

See his full analysis here

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Posted: February 06, 2018