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Energy Crisis / Gasoline Shortage #24253

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 26, 1973
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(Studio) President flies to White House on commercial airline flight to conserve energy. Gasoline shortage reaches a high over holiday season.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(NYC) Many gasoline stations closed; no gasoline available. [Stn. manager Edward GRABOWSKI - states without gas station loses money. Gasoline allotment down from last year] Gasoline gouging and closed stations common.
REPORTER: Elisabeth Coleman

(Chicago, Illinois) Many stations out of gasoline; to remain closed till January [Illinois gasoline dealers' association Robert JACOBS - says it's hard to voluntarily ration gasoline to customers.] [Gas station owner Jim LEON - explains he tried to ration to customers, but motorists angry over attempt.] [Stn. owner Mick WINFREY - says he pumps gasoline till daily allotment reached.]
REPORTER: Greg Dobbs

Coleman, Elisabeth;
Dobbs, Greg;
Reasoner, Harry

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