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Energy Crisis / Voluntary Gasoline Consumption Plan #24182

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 20, 1973
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(Studio) Energy czar William Simon announces voluntary plan for gasoline rationing.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) [SIMON - states all gasoline stations to limit sales to 10 gals. per car. Americans asked to comply with 10 gallon limit per week Gasoline rationing not entirely ruled out.] Simon likely to recommend rationing if voluntary plan doesn't work.
REPORTER: Roger Peterson

(Studio) Motorists and station owners react to 10 gallon limit.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Chicago, Illinois) Motorists react negatively to voluntary cutback. [Gasoline dealer William ECK - believes 10 gallon limit is prelude to gasoline rationing.] [Gasoline dealer Herb ROOT - believes large oil companies are hoarding gas.] Black market inevitable for gas sales.
REPORTER: Ron Miller

Miller, Ron;
Peterson, Roger;
Reasoner, Harry;
Smith, Howard K.

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