Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 21, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
Maith 21, 1972 THE tETHBRIDGE HERAID 21 PLUMBER AT grader Creighton Fenn of Seatlle takes the written portion of a civil service lest 1o become a pltionber and his father, who is also a plumber, doesn't expecl his 13-year-old son to have any troublu. The younger Fenn says he'll take the mechanical port of the test later this manlh. He has been working under his father's direction for three years. Seattle has no age requirement for licensed plumbers. SEASON" DichVanDyhe Show" TONIGHT GOOD LOOKING Natural gas prices are expected to increase CALGARY (CP) Natural as, a clean-burning low-priced fuel favored by industry and preferred by pollution fighters, may soon be costing more. A higher price has been advo- cated by producers in presenta- tions to (he Alberta Energy Re- sources Conservation Board. The field price, which varies on either side of 18 cents a thou- sand cubic feet, is too low to support continued exploration, they said. When exploration and devel- opment are discouraged the supply eventually dwindles and an "energy crisis" results. A moderate increase now would prevent bigger rises in (lie future and ensure a contin- ued supply. During 10 days of hearings, several firms pointed to the United States, where federal control has kept prices low, as an example of how a shortage of gas can quickly develop. URGE LAISSEZ-FAIRE They also ILSK! that country as an example of what can hap- pen under government interven- tion, and urged the province to let buyers and sellers find their own price levels. But not everyone was accept- ing the argument, and several Western industrial users made a case for holding the price near current levels. Spokesmen for Canadian In- dustries Ltd., Western Co-opera- tive Fertilizers Ltd., Cclanese Canada Ltd. and Sherrilt Gor- don Mines Ltd. said the low cost of natural gas was one of the prime factors in making their operations competitive. OtJicrs said an increase in price would discourage new in- dustry from settling in Alberta lo gain the advantage of the lowest possible fuel prices. B. F. Wilson, president of Union Cras Co. of Ontario, said there was no solid evidence to indicate liigh field prices are necessary, as producers arc making a profit at current prices. There were some areas in the Alberta foothills where an in- crease could be justified, but not a general raise. COSTS OUTSTRIP PRICES Spokesmen for Pacific Petro- leums Ltd. and Mobil Oil Can- ada Ltd. urged an increase of Between 12 and 22 cents a thou- sand cubic feet lo make eco- nomic natural gas from formations along the foothills. [locause prices had not matched the rising costs, they had stopped exploration in that area. David Western Natural Gas Co. the hearings which are to re- Norlhwest Utilities Md., and j sumo June 13, argued that tbo Northland Ulilities Ltd. of Al- berta soiu an increase of five cents a thousand cubic feet would cost the average Alberta lower prices were caused partly by tlio lack of competition. They traced this to a National and export commit-1 province's Progressive Conserv- the next 25 years. alive government, were split its needs monts for The Canadian Petroleum As- sociation said this has left TransCanada Pipelines in a householder an extra a year j lo turn down export applica- in gas bills. tions, saying Canada does not Smith of Canadian I Producers, at the first part of J have any proven gas surplus to Energy Board decision last vear monopoly position as a buyer in Alberta, with tlw result it has offered lower prices. The hearings, called bv into two first lis- tening to arguments on whether changes are needed in the field prices. The second section in June is to rieal with proposed solutions tho to price problems. Cuban womaii permitted to stay in Canada OTTAWA (CP) The immi- gration department has an- nounced that Miss Lidia Del Rio Turino, 21-year-old Cubar, will be allowed lo remain in Canada. 'Die woman was a stowaway on the Dorine Papalios when the ship arrived at Nanaimo, B.C., Feb. 8. She was "adopted" by citizens of the area. Immigration Minister Bryco Mackasey said in a statement that Miss Turino will be granted landed immigrant status. He had taken "a personal interest in the case and made my deci- sion on humanitarian grounds.11 Birthday parly ends in tragedy By THE CANADIAN PRESS A birthday celebration in Ayl- mcr, Qive. ended in tragedy Sim- day as a fire in an apartment building killed six persons. Dead are Jean-Paul St. Clair, 40, his wife Cecile, 33, and three of their five children, Diane, 13, Joanne, 12, and Celine, 1; and Roger St. Clair, 27, Jean-Paul's nephew. 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