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Gasoline Supplies / Service Stations #239355

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 05, 1975
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(Studio) White House pushing energy conservation but service station dealers tell different story.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) [Gasoline DEALERS - say they have large quantities of gasoline for sale.] Major oil companies pressure dealers to sell as much gasoline as possible; yet White House preaches conservation. [California dealers association Stephen SHELTON - reads example of pressure letter circulated by ARCO representative] [New York state dealers association Mac VICTOR - sac it's confusing because government says conserve and oil companies say sell.] [Dealer Joe ALEMANY - reveals he was threatened by oil company representative to sell gas or get out of business] Oil companies deny pressuring dealers. [Mobil Oil Harry BADE - says no Mobil representative can tell dealer what he must do.] Federal Energy Administration investigates dealers' charges. [Federal Energy Administration Gorman SMITH - says local official may pressure but oil companies don't have nationwide policy of pressuring dealers.] CBS news investigation discovers pattern of pressure by oil companies against individual dealers.
REPORTER: Chris Kelley

Cronkite, Walter;
Kelley, Chris

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