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Service Stations Shutdown / Virginia / Energy Shortage #232929

CBS Evening News for Friday, Feb 15, 1974
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(Studio) Service stations balk at government regulation forbidding gasoline sales to reg. customers only. Govt. says rule doesn't apply to regular bulk contract sales. Owners want permission to raise prices.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Norfolk, Virginia) Tidewater stations close to protest gasoline allocation system and FEO head William Simon's regular-customer ruling. [Virginia Gasoline Retailers Association David WILDER - says owners upset over ruling re: gasoline sales to regular customers.] [Shutdown leader George VICKERS - questions Simon's order and its constitutionality.] Some stations remain open. Drivers react to shutdown.
REPORTER: Bruce Morton

Cronkite, Walter;
Morton, Bruce

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