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Energy Office Edicts / Energy Shortage / Station Owners #30131

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 14, 1974
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(Studio) Federal energy office orders oil companies to allow more fuel for truck stops and refineries to increase jet fuel production. Teams to be sent to 19 hard-hit states to verify gasoline needs; crackdown on gasoline gouging imminent. Stn. owners angry over list of edicts from government
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Walterbury, Connecticut) Many station owners refuse to sell gasoline if regular customers can't be favored. Energy czar William Simon says preferential treatment to regular customers not allowed. [Stn. operator John MOUCH - disagrees with Simon. Stn. to remain closed till new ruling or rationing program in effect.] Customers react to closed stations Connecticut Governor Thomas Meskill says station owners may ignore Simon ruling.
REPORTER: Lem Tucker

Smith, Howard K.;
Tucker, Lem

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