Business: Triumph in Gas

What the Department of Justice last week announced as a "major victory" in a war against natural gas monopolies encouraged the "monopoly" in question to invest $8,000,000 in the construction of a 300-mile pipe line to Detroit. Target of the U. S. Government was Columbia Gas & Electric Corp., which supplies manufactured gas, natural gas and electricity to some 1,326 cities and towns in Indiana, West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Maryland and New York. Specific allegations involved the relations between Columbia Oil & Gasoline Corp., an affiliate of Columbia Gas & Electric, and...

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