× The Vanderbilt Television News Archive is currently closed to in-person research, but is still fulfilling loan requests. For the latest information about COVID-19 (coronavirus disease), visit vu.edu/coronavirus.
Search the Archive

Fuel Shortage / Oil, Propane #230482

CBS Evening News for Friday, Sep 21, 1973
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio) Concern increases over possible heating oil shortages for winter mos.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Oil reserves now at lowest point. Differing explanations outlined. [Independent oil dealer Joseph ACKELL - believes Congress must decide if profits for major oil companies more important than American people.] [Mobil Oil Company Harry BADE - insists fuel oil available in open market to independents.] Independents can't pay price; many may go out of business. New Englanders to suffer because fuel bought from independents rather than majors. Congress proposes mandatory allocation of fuels to assure home fuel supply for everyone. [Senator Henry JACKSON - believes fuel distribution must be more equitable.] [BADE - believes if shortage occurs, priorities for fuel should be set up and rationing stamps should be issued.] More oil for fuel must come from Europe. Propane in short supply in rural area. [Farmer Robert STEGMAIR - says propane available to him will only cover 1/2 of needs.] Propane gas plays part in natural gas supply also. Nixon admin.'s plans outlined to increase fuel for winter.
REPORTER: George Herman

Cronkite, Walter;
Herman, George

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.