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Gasoline Shortages / Effects #264627

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jun 25, 1979
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(Studio) Contd. independent truckers strike due to gasoline shortage reported; violence in West Virginia, Tennessee and New Jersey noted. End to fuel haulers' strike in Florida and spokesperson's comments on blockades and strike in Tennessee, Arizona and Michigan stated.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Sioux City, Iowa) Effect of independent truckers' strike on livestk. mkts. and and beef packing plants in Sioux City, Omaha, Joliette and Peoria described. Iowa Beef Processors, Incorporated, spokesperson Al DRAIN - comments.] [Sioux-Pac of Iowa spokesperson Ernie MAIER - comments.] Statement of association of major food chains with regard to potential food shortages quoted; California produce farmers actions reported.
REPORTER: Bob Faw (WOWT newstape)

(Studio) Other effects of gasoline shortage reported, include odd/even rationing in Houston and other parts of Texas and conditions in eastern US.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) Conditions in NYC, as found in survey by Auto Club of New York, reported [Club spokesperson Peter HAHN - comments.] Conditions in Philadelphia mentioned and riots in Levittown, Pennsylvania, noted. Supply situations in Connecticut, Dallas and Los Angeles described.

(Studio) Deputy Energy Secretary John O'Leary's remarks with regard to administration plans to have supply of home heating oil for winter stated.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) [O'LEARY - states administration measures to meet October heating oil supply goals.] [Senator John DURKIN - comments.] [O'LEARY - replies.] O'Leary's other comments, include mention of anticipated OPEC (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries) price increase, noted.
REPORTER: Nelson Benton

(Studio) OPEC (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries) meeting in Geneva mentioned. Some members like Libya and Iran, noted asking for 44% increase; Saudi position stated.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Benton, Nelson;
Cronkite, Walter;
Faw, Bob

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