Manufacturers group chief urges action on gas supply

Congress should move quickly to open what amounts to a strategic reserve of natural gas off US coasts, National Association of Manufacturers Pres. John Engler urged.“When it comes to oil, you often hear talk about a Strategic Petroleum Reserve,” he told the Economic Club of Pittsburgh Mar. 29. “We also have another reserve-this one unplanned-for natural gas. It’s called the Outer Continental Shelf.”Action is necessary to reverse policies that have encouraged gas use, restricted producer access to the gas resource, and consequently driven up gas prices, the former Michigan governor said.He cited PPG Industries to show how rising gas prices hurt businesses. &ld...

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