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Gasoline Prices / Canadian Gasoline #275708

CBS Evening News for Friday, Feb 27, 1981
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(Studio) Pricing action taken by Texaco and Chevron on their wholesale gasoline prices reported; prediction of Shell Oil Company president of further wholesale price increases noted. Texas and California drivers said seeking lower prices in Mexico.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(US-Canada Border) Response of Buffalo, New York, area residents to gasoline price increases following President Reagan's lifting of price controls noted involving Canadian gasoline; situation examined in detail, films shown. [MAN - notes cost of his fuel.] No. of crossings at border point last wkend. mentioned; effect on United States dealers outlined. [W. New York gasoline dealers spokesperson Norman GRAPES - calls for government aid.] [MAN - says government put US dealers out of business] Threat of bridge blockade by dealers cited.
REPORTER: Gary Shepard

(Studio) New York officials reported asking President Reagan to declare Buffalo a disaster area; details given.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Shepard, Gary

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