NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 27, 1978
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(Studio) Senator approval of natural gas compromise bill, nearly 18 mos. after President Carter sent energy bill to Congress, noted.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(DC) Report on Senator debate and vote. Other issues in energy legislature listed and examined. Senator and House action on separate parts of bill stated. Outlook for congress passage of energy legislature this session mentioned.
REPORTER: Steve Delaney Artist: Betty Wells
(DC) [Senator Robert BYRD - informs President Carter via telephone of Senate vote.] Carter's meeting with reporters described. [CARTER - commends those who helped get bill passed. Mentions upcoming House action.] Significance of getting bill passed stated.
REPORTER: Judy Woodruff
(Studio) Details of bill given. Deregulation within some states on natural gas product in state noted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Houston, Texas) Report on situation in Texas, where intrastate natural gas prices aren't regulated. Some Texas citizens' protests about prices noted. Films shown. [WOMAN - calls for state price limit on natural gas.] Situations in Crystal City and in former farming region of Pecos Valley because of pricing described. Is reported there have been no factory closings or layoffs due to shortages. [Oil and gas. product George MITCHELL - says it's been shown that good job can be done when there's no regulation. Comments that Texas has lots of natural gas.]
REPORTER: Frank Bourgholtzer