NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 11, 1977
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(Studio) Argument conts. in Washington, DC with regard to natural gas supply for coming winter and if enough has been done to prevent shortages like those last year Natural gas companies do what they can.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(Atlanta, Georgia) Southern Natural Gas Company is major pipeline supplier for Atlanta and S.E.; company officials say they've tapped additional reserves to enable them to meet winter demand. However, they say if winter is severe, there will be problems. Atlanta Gas Light Company is also optimistic with regard to ability to meet demand, partly because shortage of last winter taught consumers necessity of conservation. [Atlanta Gas Light Company spokesperson James TATE - notes customer response to survey with regard to conservation programs. Notes company will be in better supply even if winter is as cold as last one.] Company has incrd. storage capacity. Fact remains that shortage will probably occur if this winter as severe as last, if not for homes, then for industry
REPORTER: Kenley Jones