ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 27, 1973
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(Studio) Electric companies in New England forced to take action never taken before.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(Springfield, Massachusetts) Springfield to run out of fuel oil used to turn generators to make electricity. New England depends on foreign oil imports for 90% of its oil. 12 major power companies in 6 New England states band together in power exchange. All companies agree to cut voltage 5% during peak hrs. If oil crisis deepens, selected blackouts or use of coal for generators to be next step.
REPORTER: Gregory Jackson
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