Business: Natural Gas: Sudden Glut

The Energy Department urges fuel users to make a surprising switch

Normally at about this time of winter, users of natural gas start worrying about whether they are going to make it through to spring without shortages and cutoffs. This winter is turning out to be different in a quite unexpected way. Instead of looming shortages, the problem now is a projected glut of gas.

Enactment of the energy bill in November has freed large amounts of the fuel for interstate sale, and this has put the Carter Administration in the welcome but confusing position...

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