The Deep Carbon Observatory is an initiative dedicated to achieving a transformational understanding of Earth’s deep carbon cycle, including its poorly constrained reservoirs and fluxes, the unknown role of deep biology, and unexplored influences of the deep carbon cycle on critical societal concerns related to energy, environment and climate.
Natural Gas Storage
“An estimated 18,500 southern Arizonans are without natural gas to heat their homes and service may not be restored until next Tuesday. The problem appears to be huge demand for gas nationwide due to the massive storm affecting most of the country. [...] Meanwhile, plans are under review to create huge caverns in salt deposits below the Picacho basin in Pinal County north of Tucson, to store natural gas under pressure to use during times of peak demand.” Quoted from the Arizona Geology Blog.
Even in Texas, a state that is producing natural gas in many areas, the extremely cold weather has stressed natural gas supplies. Similar conditions are being seen in many parts of the United States according to the Energy Information Administration’s Natural Gas Transportation Update.