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Gas Shortage #228238

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 24, 1973
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(Studio) Govt. says doesn't expect gas shortage this summer but acknowledges independent dealers low on gas.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Roanoke, Virginia) Big oil companies cutting off supplies to independent dealers who sell gas at discount prices. [Independent dealer Roy POLLARD - says companies have limited number gals. to sell and so sell it where they can get best prices.] [Cities Service Chairperson Robert SELLERS - says because of reduced gas suppliers some independents will have to close.] [Independent dealer Al MOORE - tells reporter Terry Drinkwater his gas supplier, Phillips, trying to put independents out of business.] [POLLARD - says without independents gas prices will go up fast.] Cities can no longer get gas for official vehicles at discount prices in many cases. Gas companies say don't have enough crude oil or enough refineries to keep up with demand. [National Petrol. Refiners Association spokesperson Don. O'HARA - says demand soaring.]
REPORTER: Robert Schakne

Cronkite, Walter;
Schakne, Robert

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