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Economy / Gasoline Octane Levels #255274

CBS Evening News for Friday, Oct 27, 1978
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(Studio) Incrd. gasoline costs noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Chicago, Illinois) [John LAY - says car won't run on watered-down gasoline.] Relationship of gasoline octane rating to engine performance explained; EPA auto pollution and fuel economy requirements' influence on new car performance problems described. [EPA spokesperson Richard HARRINGTON - says auto ind. technology insufficient to accommodate low octane fuel.] [Consumer Sales Commission spokesperson Sharon GIST - believes auto mfrs. know new cars won't run well on available unleaded gasoline.] [General Motors spokesperson Joseph COLUCCI - says creating cars that run well effects fuel economy] [Amoco Research spokesperson Keith McHENRY - says attempts to provide fuels for new cars proving expensive; states people paying for clean air.] Availability of high octane gasoline at Shell, Amoco and Mobil service stations noted.
REPORTER: Chris Kelley

Cronkite, Walter;
Kelley, Chris

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