ABC Evening News for Monday, Dec 23, 1974
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(Studio) President Ford considers advice on energy crisis but won't go along with gas tax. Melvin Laird favors gas tax and rationing, but Representative Al Ullman agrees with President Gas taxes have been in effect for some time abroad.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(London, England) In London, gas sells for $1.50 per gallon
REPORTER: Jerry King
(Paris, France) Gas sells for $1.80 per gallon; 60% of price is tax.
REPORTER: Jim Giggans
(Bonn, West Germany) Gas costs $1.50 per gallon; 1/2 of revenue from tax is spent on roads.
REPORTER: Don Farmer
(Tel Aviv, Israel) Gas costs $1.75 per gallon; 1/2 is gas tax.
REPORTER: Bill Seamans
(Tokyo, Japan) Gas tax is 45 cents per gallon; regular gas costs $1.45. Revenue used to improve road network.
REPORTER: Irv Chapman