One of the chief headaches of the natural gas industry is the problem of balancing summer & winter load. Enough natural gas to heat a city's homes is far too much to brew its summer tea. Thus most pipe lines from the gas fields have either too much capacity for most efficient operations, or too little.

Cleveland's East Ohio Gas Co., subsidiary of Standard Oil Co. (N. J.), has too little. From Ohio and West Virginia fields it can pipe no more than 200,000,000cubic feet a day, which has meant a shortage in many a cold winter. Unwilling to spend...

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