As Freeze Grips U.S., One Gas Producer Rushes to ‘Open the Taps’ Fri, February 12, 2021, 11:00 PM·4 min read    Rachel Adams-Heard (Bloomberg) -- Chris Bird first saw the rumors Friday morning on Twitter. Physical natural gas prices were soaring in Oklahoma amid a cold blast that was gripping much of the U.S. and only stood to get worse.