Extreme Heat Is Fast Becoming A Threat To Global Fuel Security

By Serene Cheong, Sharon Cho and Yongchang Chin

(Bloomberg) –Searing temperatures from Texas to Tokyo over the summer are the latest reminder of a growing headache for the energy system, as extreme heat becomes a threat to fuel supply.

In addition to causing spikes in electricity demand as people fire up air conditioners, the scorching temperatures have led to a spate of disruptions at oil refineries.

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