NBC Evening News for Friday, Nov 30, 1973
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(Studio) Associated Press poll reveals as many as 90% of gasoline stations intend to abide by Sunday closing request by President All service stations feel supply pinch.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(NYC) Some stations forced to buy black market gasoline to remain open. Black market gas explained. [Stn. owner Jack PACE - admits using black market heavily for gasoline supplies.] Estimates of black market use requested. [PACE - states 30,000 gals. of black marketfuel needed each month] Pace asked about supplier and gasoline's origin. [PACE - explains that little known about supplier or origin, but gasoline is available when needed.] Questioned about deliveries. [PACE - says illegitimate supplies brought in during early morning hrs.] Fuel black market not widespread now, but black market expected to worsen as fuel shortage worsens.
REPORTER: Robert Hager