Natural gas taking spotlight in California's energy crisis

Natural gas supply concerns have commanded the spotlight in California's continuing energy crisis.California must boost in-state natural gas production to avoid another energy crisis, California Republicans said last week, in calling for Gov. Gray Davis to convene a special legislative session to deal with skyrocketing gas prices. But a Davis spokesman dismissed the proposal as unnecessary, saying there is plenty of time to deal with gas issues during the current special session the governor called to address the state's electricity crisis.The crisis has also revived an old grudge among California's gas producers toward the state's gas utilities. For decades, California ga...

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