ABC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 20, 1973
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(Studio) Govt. holds offshore oil lease sale in New Orleans, Louisiana.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(New Orleans, Louisiana) Bids turned into Bureau of Land Management. [Interior Department John RANKIN - announces winning bids.] [Exxon spokesperson John E. LOFTIS, Junior - explains reasons for high bids on offshore oil lease sales.] Total sale brings government over $3 billion. [Gulf Coast Motel Association Ed KEEL - representatives businessmen against offshore sales because of oil spillage probability.]
REPORTER: Charles Murphy
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