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Fuel Shortages Effects #468098

NBC Evening News for Monday, Dec 10, 1973
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(Studio) Fuel shortages may not be as severe as predicted, but shortages exist.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Los Angeles, California) Since November, military has been using fuel supplies meant for average consumer. Defense Department defends its action. Shortages crop up at gasoline stations, airlines, and public utilities because of military action. [Pacific Gas and Electric Company Joseph DEYOUNG - insists enough fuel hard to find; probability of blackouts increase] Mil. has oil at Elk Hills oil fields, but oil may be used only for national emergency. Utilities' representatives believe national emergency at hand. [Representative Edward HERBERT - considers oil fields off limits to military till real national emergency exists.]
REPORTER: Don Oliver

Chancellor, John;
Oliver, Don

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