U.S. RESIDENTIAL GAS USE GROWS

The American Gas Association reports U.S. residential consumption of gas increased 6% in 1993 to an estimated 5.1 quadrillion BTUs (quads), matching the record set in 1992. Michael Baly, AGA president, said continued strong growth for gas in the residential market should not be underestimated, although more efficient equipment and better construction will reduce gas use more than 22%/household by 2010. An AGA study predicts gas use will drop from 84.6 MMBTU/household in 1993 to 65.5 MMBTU in

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