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Texas Power Grid Withstands Strain of Blistering Heat Wave

  • US natural gas futures rise a second day as consumption soars
  • Texas set several records for power demand already this year
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The Texas grid avoided blackouts Monday despite a searing heat wave that depleted electric supplies in America’s second-most populous state.

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas on Monday lifted the call for conservation that it made because of a potential power shortage. The council manages the flow of electricity to more than 26 million customers.