AGA: U.S. GAS DEMAND MAY HE FLAT IF OIL PRICES LAG

The drop in crude oil prices may mean flat U.S. demand for natural gas in 1994, American Gas Association says. AGA's base case gas demand outlook for 1994 earlier had predicted that U.S. consumption would rise 2.4% from the 20.8 quadrillion BTU in 1993 to 21.3 quads. That forecast assumed normal winter weather, a growth rate of 2.7517, for the economy, and crude oil prices averaging 516.75/bbl. An increase in gas demand would continue an 8 year trend that has seen gas consumption rise more

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