CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 19, 1981
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(Studio) Disunity of OPEC (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries) conf., meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, over issue of unified reduction in oil prices noted; reaction to United States-Libyan dogfight noted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Geneva, Switzerland) Reaction of oil minister Abdussalem Mohammed Zagaar and OPEC (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries) president Dr. Subroto to news of United States-Libyan confrontation noted; films shown. Implications of OPEC (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries) reaction in general cited. [Saudi oil minister Ahmed Zaki al-YAMANI - comments.] OPEC (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries) mbrs.' attitude towards Colonel Muammar el-Kadhafi discussed; roles of Libya and United States in OPEC's economy considerations noted.
REPORTER: Doug Tunnell
(DC) Extent of Libyan oil sales to United States and possible impact of recent confrontation on ntns.' oil relationship examined; details outlined on screen. [Petroleum Ind. Fndn. spokesperson John LICHTBLAU - doesn't anticipate Libyan oil weapon; explains.] Estimated number of dependents involved in United States companies in Libya mentioned; companies listed on screen.
REPORTER: Nelson Benton
(Studio) Libya's Soviet weaponry noted paid for with United States oil purchases; size of United States exports to Libya discussed.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
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