Energy reliability and prices can be heavily dependent on weather conditions.
Sweltering summer heat can drive up electric demand and prices. Off-shore oil and
gas rigs can be taken out of production by hurricanes. Freezing weather in Texas,
Oklahoma, and Louisiana can freeze off oil and gas wells. Tornadoes can tear apart
electric transmission systems. And bitterly cold weather throughout the U.S. can
drive up energy usage and prices.