ENERGY: Big Boost for Gas

About this time every year, officials in Government and industry begin wondering aloud whether the nation will have enough natural gas to make it through the winter. The speculations invariably revive the suggestion that there would be more of the clean, cheap fuel to go around if gas cost more and was more profitable to look for and produce. Last week the Federal Power Commission decided to put that perennial hypothesis to the test. By a 3-to-1 vote, the commissioners sharply jacked up the price of much of the natural gas that is now piped across state lines. If...

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