OIL & GAS: Westward Ho!


El Paso Natural Gas Co., which supplies the Southwest and California with much of its gas, last week won approval from the Federal Power Commission to build a $175 million, 1,056-mile natural gas pipeline. It will stretch from Pembrook, Texas through New Mexico and Arizona to California. When completed in 1954, it will deliver to customers in those areas an additional 400 million cu. ft. of gas daily.

To meet El Paso's pipe at the California border, San Francisco's Pacific Gas & Electric Co. will spend $26.7 million putting up 227 miles of new pipe, and two Los Angeles power...

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