Search the Archive

Gasoline Shortage #264573

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jun 22, 1979
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio) Current wkend. predicted worst for E. seaboard. Situations in various sections reported New York City situation featured.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Carteret, New Jersey) States said calling for oil company reports of fuel in storage Film shown. [New Jersey Energy Commission Joel JACOBSON - blames oil companies] Exxon reported saying such reports would be meaningless. Oil industry trade association figures for fuel in storage given on screen. [GATX Terminals Incorporated David MOYER - says fuel storage space in demand.] Contrast between shortage of pumps and amts. of fuel in storage noted. [Gasoline station owner Jack McGEE - speaks of shortage of storage space.] Speculation in oil reported [New Jersey Gasoline Retailers Association Jerry FERRARO - notes doctor, dentist and lawyer peddling gasoline; wonders about shortage.] Tuesday film of oil tankers in DE Bay shown. Ships said unable to unload cargo due to shortage of storage space. Coast Guard says situation not irregular; GATX and oil companies denial storage tanks used to create shortage reported.

Brady, Ray;
Cronkite, Walter

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.