NBC Evening News for Monday, Jan 31, 1977
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(Studio) Both hses. of Congress at work on Carter natural gas emergency bill; passage expected this week
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(DC) Report on bill's progress; even when signed, gas crisis not over.
REPORTER: Robert Bazell
(Studio) Carter's bill would give him power to order switching of gas from 1 pipeline to another.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(Charleston, West Virginia) Storage levels at Columbia Gas Company and others strained by high demand for heat. [Columbia Gas Vice President Jim AMSPOKER - says usage to date scheduled to go to 1st week of April.] Computer alarm system to alert company of pressure drop noted; dispatcher Bob Johnson then checks reason and, if necessary requests emergency supplies. [AMSPOKER - says turnaround in situation needs late spring and summer weather now.]
REPORTER: Bob Kur