CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 09, 1976
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(Studio) Govt. says natural gas shortage in United States getting more acute and industry users will probably suffer more curtailment than last year; critical factor will be weather.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) Officials tell Congress alternate fuels available to offset most gas shortages barring unpredictably cold weather. [FPC Vice Chairperson John HOLLOMAN - says residential and small commercial users shouldn't suffer curtailment but burden will fall on industry users and large commercial users.] 9 states, mostly in E., may have temporary industry shortages; these listed. [Federal Energy Administration Assistant Admin. John CHRISTIE - says no certainty on shortages but potential is there.] National Weather Service forecast for states possibly affected is colder than usual winter and recent government price rule changes forecast higher gas prices for almost all states.
REPORTER: Nelson Benton
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