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Energy Crisis / Fuel Tankers #24342

ABC Evening News for Monday, Dec 31, 1973
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(Studio) Despite fuel shortages, many fully loaded tankers wait outside harbors in Atlantic for higher prices for cargo.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(NYC) In New York harbor, tanker traffic heavy; price haggling common. [New York attorney general Louis LEFKOWITZ - questions tankers' presence in harbor. Unsure if fuel shortage real.] Coast Guard confirms more oil unloaded this year than last. Port captain Frank Oliver admits Coast Guard has no knowledge of ownership or movement of oil. Storage tanks seem full; oil distribution remains big question.

Smith, Howard K.;
Young, Bob

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