NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 09, 1976
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(Studio) If winter is cold, natural gas supply will run short; industry users, not residential ones, will have to do without it.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(DC) Energy officials tell Congmen. of price hikes in gas and say no shortage expected, but noting record for predictions not good. [FPC representative John HOLLOMAN - notes criticism of wrong predictions of federal agencies in recent years] Officials list states which might have shortages; these noted. Some Congmen. say there may be shortages even with normal winter. [North Carolina Representative James BROYHILL - says he believes there will be serious shortages this winter and in future winters.] Hearings bring out 2 points: with luck Carter administration won't have problem of gas shortage, but higher prices won't help inflation problem.
REPORTER: Irving R. Levine
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