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THE !MICHIGAN DAILY

Wednesday, July 28, 1976

Natural gas prices may increase

W A S 11 I N G T O N (P) -
The Federal Power Commis-
sion established new price ceil-
ings for the nation's natural
gas yesterday, handing con-
sumers the prospect of higher
gas bills almost immediately.
FPC staff studies indicated
average residential gas bills
would increase during the next
year as a result of the commis-
sion's action.
NATIONWIDE, the commis-
sion said, the total cost of the
price hike will be about $1.52
billion, adding about $15.60 to
the average annual residential
bill.

But actual consumer impact
will vary, depending on the
amount of gas used and the lo-
cation.
For example, the FPC said
the average gas bill in Florida
may be increased as little at
$5.20 per year while in Ohio it
ma increase about $23.14.
PROVIDING A few local com-
parisons, the FPC said the av-
erage homeowner in Boston
would have paid about $288.36
for a year's supply of gas at
the previous price but would
pay about $299.93 at the new
prices, a one-year increase of
$11.57, or about 4 per cent.

A Washington, D. C., resi-
dential user would find his bill
increased about $12.35 or 5.3
per cent, to a new high of
$245.10, a lower total than his
Boston counterpart because of
Washington's milder weather
and lower heating requirement.
The commission estimated
that average residential gas
bills would be increased about
$11.70 per year in New York
state; $10.40 in California;
$17.81 in Pennsylvania and
$21.45 in Illinois.
THE INCREASES will stem
from the FPC's decision to raise
the nationwide ceiling price on

natural gas sold by producers
to interstate pipelines from the
previous 52 cents per 1,000
cubic feet to a new top of $1.42,
nearly triple the old price.
And the commission also
applied an automatic increase
of one cent every three months
on top of the new price ceiling.
Commissioner Don Smith
dissented from the majority
decision, charging that the au-
tomatic increases, applied over
the length of a new gas contract
actually means that the com-
mission has approved a price

ceiling which in fact will av-
erage $1.63 per thousand cubic
feet ,not $1.42.
SMITH SAID such a rate is
too high.
"The rate is not cost jus-
tified," said Smith, "and not
only do cost factors fails to sup-
port it, they indicate that a low-
er rate level is more appro-
priate."
A spokesman for Energy Ac-
tion, a citizen consumer group,
said the FPC decision would be
challendge perhaps both in
court and by petition to the
FPC itself.

CITY NOTICE
Attention Voters from
Ward 1, Precinct 2, South Quad
Your POLLING PLACE for the August 3, 1976, primary
election has been moved from South Quad to
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By getting to the doctor in time.
By availing themselves of the most effec-
tive methods of treatment today.
By advances made through cancer research.
Research made possible with the help of the
American Cancer Society.
However, there's
much more to be a
done. To help save
more people, the
American Cancer
Society needs more
money. So, please,
give. We want to
wipe out cancer
in your lifetime.

Television viewing tonight

6:60 2 7 11 13 NEWS
20 CISCO KID-Western
30 ZOOM-Children
50 BRADY BUNCH-Comedy
62 I SPY-Adventure
6:30 4 13 NBC NEWS
1s CnSNEWS-Walter
Cronklte
20 DANIEL BOONE
-Adventure
30 HODGEPODGE LODGE-
Children
50 I LOVE LUCY
-Comedy BW
7:00 2 CBS NEWS-Walter
Cronlsite
4 BOWLING FOR DOLLARS-
Game
7 ABC NEWS-Harry Reasoner
9 ROOM 222-Comedy-Drama
11 FAMILY AFFAIt-Comedy
13 HOGAN'S HEROES-
Comedy
30 ROBERT MacNEIL
REPORT
50 FAMILY AFFAIR-Comedy
56 LEGACY AMERICANA
62 SPEAKING OF SPORTS
7:30 2 BOBBY VINTON-
Variety
4 CANDID CAMERA
7 24 XXI OLYMPIC GAMES
9 NEWSDAY
11 NAME THAT TUNE-
Game
13 ADAM-12-Crime Drama
20 STUMP THE STARS-
Game
30 CROCKETT'S VICTORY
GARDEN
30AHOGAN'S HEROES--
Comedy
56 ROBERT MacNEIL
REPORT
62 NEWS
7:45 62 TEEN PROFILE
--Discussion
0:00 2 1" MOVIE-Comedy
"'Woman of the Year"
4 TO BE ANNOUNCED
9XXI OLYMPIC GAMES
13 LITTLE HOUSE ON THE
PRAnRIE
20 IT TARES A THIEF-
Adventure
30 56 NOVA
50 MERV GRIFFIN
62 DETROIT CRIME ALERT
8:05 62 MOVIE-Comedy BW
"Sis Hopkins"
830 4 BASEBALL
9:00 13 SANFORD AND SON
20 700 CLUB--Religion
30 56 57 GREAT PERFORM-
ANCES-Drama
9:30 CHICO AND THE MAN
50 DINAH!
10:00 2 11 BLUE KNIGHT-
Crime Drama
13 NBC NEWS SPECIAL
30 56 LIFE OF LEONARDO

DA VINCI
62 PTL CLUB--Religion
10:30 20 THE ROCK-Religion
11:00 2 4 7 11 13 24 NEWS
9 CBC NEWS-George Finstad
20 ADVENTURES IN
PARADISE
50 BEST OF GROUCHO-
Game BW
56 SCHOOL FOR WIVES-
Ballet
11:20 5 NIGHTBEAT
11:.02 MARY HARTMAN,
MARY HARTMAN-Serial
Mary won't leave her bed,
while Cathy has a surprise
annonnement. Mary: Louise
Lasser. Charlles: Graham
Jarvis. Muriel: L. C. Dow-
ney
4 13 JOHNNY CARSON
7 24 XXI OLYMPIC GAMES
11 MOVIE-Comedy
"Live a Little, Love a
Little."
50 MOVIE-Comedy BW
"The Judge Steps Out."
56 ABC NEWS--Harry
Reasoner
11:45 7 24 MOVIE-Crime Drama
"Starsky and Hutch"
9 LET'S GET AWAY FROM
IT ALL-Travel
12:00 2 MOVIE-Comedy
"Live a Little, love a
Little"
9 XXI OLYMPIC GAMES
62 NEWS
1:00 4 TOMORROW-Tom Snyder
13 NEWS
1:15 7 NEWS
1:20 11 NEWS
1:10 2 MOVIE-Drama BW
Kid Glove Killer."
2:00 4 CLASSROOM
2:'0 4 NEWS
3:20 2 NEWS
THE MIOIAN DAILY
Volume L'XXXVI, No. 55-5
Wednesday, July 28, 1976
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