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Oil / United States Stockpiles #253264

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jul 21, 1977
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(Studio) United States now imports more oil than at time of 1973 Arab oil embargo. Now 1st of several underground reserves is opened.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Nederland, Texas) Stockpiling program noted. Facilities to be in Texas and LA; 1st load will be stored near Hackberry, LA. Energy chief James Schlesinger tours facilities and says Egypt-Libya hostilities are further evidence of need for stockpiles. [SCHLESINGER - cites importance of stockpiles due to dependence on Mid. East oil and volatile political situation there.] Schlesinger is accompanied by Governor Edwin Edwards. Some energy and conservation officials in Louisiana say Federal Energy Administration failed to get necessary state environmental and construction permits; concern is over runoff from salt domes polluting lakes. Hearings scheduled next month
REPORTER: Eric Engberg

Engberg, Eric;
Mudd, Roger

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