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China’s Gas Prices Soar To Record Highs As Cold Wave Drains Supplies; Summer Chills Strike Tasmania; + Hundreds Of Low Temperature Records Fall Across The U.S.

China’s Gas Prices Soar To Record Highs As Cold Wave Drains Supplies

It’s been a historically frigid February in Eastern Asia, and those fierce wintry conditions are having a knock-on effect on the region’s energy supplies and, in turn, prices.

Looking to the Shanghai Petroleum & Natural Gas Exchange, China’s domestic liquefied natural gas price surged to a record-high on record-low temperatures, a scenario that may spur its importers to snap up cargoes from the spot market and further tighten global supplies, writes Bloomberg.

The national average price for the fuel, carried by trucks to factories or vehicle refueling stations, rallied nearly 80% in the last month to a record 8,114 yuan per ton (about $27.5 per million British thermal units) on Tuesday.

It’s been anomalously cold across China in recent weeks, from the northern mountains…

…to the subtropical south:

Xiamen, Fujian saw snow for the first time in 129 years over the weekend; while rare, record-breaking flakes have also been noted across Southern China in recent days: “It’s a subtropical climate!”, tweeted @SamJermy. “Really odd occurrence.”

Temperatures in Beijing have held well-below the seasonal average for the majority of February, as the yhave across much of China — and looking ahead, the forecast is for more of the same as the week progresses.

Summer Chills Strike Tasmania

My inbox is full of anecdotal reports that Australia is experiencing an unusually nippy summer, particularly its eastern regions. This follows what was a very chilly 2021 across the Aussie continent: the country’s chilliest year of the past decade.

Supporting these emails comes the news that the mercury in the little down of Liawenee, Tasmania dropped to -3.5C (25.7F) on Tuesday morning (Feb 22) — the region’s lowest February temperature since the -3.6C (-25.5F) set back in 1989.

Australia is beginning to cool in line with the rest of the planet, the data clearly shows that; yet government agencies, such as the Bureau of Meteorology, continue to do everything in their power to skew the stats in order to hide any decline: as mentioned above, 2021 was the continent’s coldest year in a decade. And so it stands, if no warm-mongering agenda was in play, and government scientists were led purely by the data and without bias, then there would be no issue with them openly communicating this cooling data with the public, for all us to evaluate and discuss–cooling which actually began globally in 2016:

Hundreds Of Low Temperature Records Fall Across The U.S.

It’s been a glacial start to the week for many Americans as winter 2021-22, rather than abating as the calendar nears March, has instead intensified. Low temperature records are being toppled left, right, and center as Arctic air continues its expansion east and south.

As visualized in coolwx.com‘s unofficial temperature graphic (shown below), for the 24 hours through 08:00 (UTC) Feb 23, hundreds of daily record low temperatures have either been broken or tied, particularly across central and western regions:

The wind chill figures have also proven dangerous, approaching 50 degrees below zero in some locations.

“With wind chills this cold, frostbite could happen in minutes,” warned the National Weather Service. Wind chill advisories extend as far south as northern Texas, where lows are expected to dip below zero Tuesday night in Amarillo. 

Accumulating snow has caused problems, too.

The storm walloped the Upper Midwest with heavy snow and thick ice on Monday and Tuesday, creating perilous travel conditions and closing scores of schools and businesses. The NWS issued a blizzard warning for parts of the Dakotas on Tuesday: “Travel is discouraged,” the weather service said. While in nearby Wisconsin, the past 36 hours –to Tues evening– delivered 30 inches of snow to the city of Washburn, located just east of Duluth, Minnesota.

More of the same is in the forecast as that Arctic air mass continues its buildout east and south.

The below GFS run takes us through the weekend:

GFS 2m Temperature Anomalies (C) Feb 22 – Feb 28 [tropicaltidbits.com].
GFS Total Snowfall (inches) Feb 23 – March 11 [tropicaltidbits.com].


While its been a mild winter for Western Europe (with the continent’s chill largely confined to the East), heavy snow has still been hitting its mountain ranges, including the Alps…

On Tuesday, storm “Antonia” delivered feet of fresh powder to the Swiss Alps:

The COLD TIMES are returning, the mid-latitudes are REFREEZING in line with historically low solar activitycloud-nucleating Cosmic Rays, and a meridional jet stream flow (among many other forcings, including the impending release of the Beaufort Gyre).

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13 Thoughts to “China’s Gas Prices Soar To Record Highs As Cold Wave Drains Supplies; Summer Chills Strike Tasmania; + Hundreds Of Low Temperature Records Fall Across The U.S.”

  1. Simon Lemko

    George Eustice: Climate change could be good for British farmers http://a.msn.com/00/en-gb/AAUaNbB?ocid=st

  2. John Vandervalk

    I live in Colorado Springs, our daytime high yesterday was 6F or -14.5C. This morning it’s -8F or -22C which I’m guessing is a record or close to it. The media won’t talk about it. Our windchills are close to -30F which hypothermia can set in almost immediately on uncovered skin. No school city wide, more of the same tomorrow too. But we should all be afraid of runaway global warming right?!?

    1. Colin Harkin

      Hi from Australia John.. I can’t help noticing that Steamboat isn’t getting the traditional amount of snow and only today, they started promoting “Spring skiing” – in the middle of February?

      It looks to me from here that all the snow if falling in the east. Stay warm.

      1. John Vandervalk

        Because we are in a LaNina pattern, Colorado typically doesn’t fare well for good snow amounts. We’ve had extended periods without snow, but that being said, March and April are our snowiest months. It’s cold enough to support Spring skiing.

  3. Dr Clement Jewitt

    On Tasmania. Has the recent spread of stratospheric volcanic ‘dust’ from the Pacific Westwards across the southern hemisphere had something to do with that?
    Any reports?

    1. Anonymous

      Maybe Bill Gates and others are releasing ‘dust’ into the stratosphere and this, combined with a natural Maunder Minimum is making the weather really cold. Even in Western Europe it is getting a bit colder.
      If they really are doing geoengineering as I have read, what will the outcome be for humanity over the coming years? Maybe these experiments, if they are happening, will push us into a real ice age.

  4. Matt Dalby

    It’s still relatively mild in the U.K. (just not as mild as January) and very windy, yet earlier today 5% of our electricity was coming from coal http://www.gridwatch.co.uk
    This is the highest I can remember it being for the past 2 or 3 years at least. Given the relatively low demand and near record amount of wind power I can only conclude that our gas storage facilities are more or less running on empty and/or generating companies are being asked to burn coal to try and slightly reduce the crippling price rises that are coming this spring.
    So much for the farcical claims that going all out for renewables would lead to cheaper bills.
    Strangely none of this is being covered much by the MSM, because even the most indoctrinated sheep would realise that when energy supplies run low and prices skyrocket in a country with massive potential reserves the problems can only be blamed on the government (past and present).

    1. TheMronz

      I noticed earlier in the week driving past two wind farms in the UK all the turbines were locked to a stop. Ok it was very windy but travelling through Spain late last year a lot of the older windmills were brought to a stop in winds of above about 20km/h. So the turbines produce nothing if the wind speed is especially high or low which is exactly the type of wind weather pattern Western Europe has had for the last 9 months or more, and we may expect much more of the same throughout the coming Solar minimum.

  5. Gabriel Nicolau

    Hello Cap, I received your reply to my question about cocoa through Bar-Talk in conjunction with Climate42, sign the reply Mella. Please pass on my regards.
    Strength and encouragement. “Even if the truth is in the minority, it is still the truth” (Mahatma Gandhi).
    Thank you very much and best regards.
    Gabriel Nicolau

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  7. TheMronz

    Listening to a BBC report on the recent sequence of storms to cross the UK the program presenter was interviewing a representative from the Met Office.
    Despite the inevitable BBC angle that man made climate change must be the primary cause, on the question of wind the Met Office rep was adamant that there was no evidence to suggest that wind speeds had been affected by anthropogenic induced climate change. I sensed the BBC presenter was quite taken aback by this missed opportunity to peddle some AGW propaganda.
    Are we starting to see cracks in the Climate Change narrative?

  8. Dallas Schneider

    Snow in Fujian province is the true Climate Change.
    Once it snows can it still be considered in a “sub-tropical” climate?
    I think not!
    DS (NOT BS, that’s my cousin in Nashville)

    1. Martin Siebert

      Climatologically, I think it is subtropical yet, as it takes longer periods of cold/snow, weather changes (rain or drought) to change the ‘Local’ climate. I live in southern Brazil where it snowed 47 years ago, here it’s Subtropical like Fujian city, but the weather is ‘Temperate’ (Cfa).
      So, it’s natural that some days a year there are frosts (-3..-5°C), it just rained (snow). Like as Australia and NZ are getting colder than usual, it’s probable that here we’ll have twice cold days in Winter, maybe snow too. “As we are in Global Warming” (HOAX), but most of people don’t believe it can get cold enough or snow, at least in Subtropical regions, I think.

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