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CBS Evening News for Tuesday, May 15, 1979
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(Studio) Report with regard to Energy Department move aimed at decring. lines at gas stations due to "topping off" introduced
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Details given of anti-tank-topping measure, allowing dealers to set minimum gasoline purchase. [Dealer's Association Vic RASHEED - comments on California situation and panic buying.] [Stn. manager Roy SHORT - notes amount of gasoline frequently bought.] [Stn. manager Ken CARTER - comments.] Energy Department reported also giving consideration to legislature allowing govs. of states not yet using odd-even gasoline rationing plan to implement such plans. Energy Department said having authority to require measures discussed; lack of support by top officials at Energy Department reported.
REPORTER: Nelson Benton

Benton, Nelson;
Mudd, Roger

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