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Fuel Shortage / Price Gouging #468413

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 27, 1973
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(Studio) Motorists asked to use no more than 10 gals. per week Av. car must reduce driving miles 1/3 to meet requirement. Connecticut gasoline station requests appts. be made for fill-up.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Chicago, Illinois) Supplies of gasoline run low at many Chicago stations 12-14% of stations out of December gas allotment. Stations operators react to govt's. suggested 10 gallon limit.
REPORTER: Bob Jamieson

(Studio) IRS (Internal Revenue Service) confirms some stations taking advantage of fuel shortage by price gouging.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(NYC) Brooklyn station charged with price gouging over Christmas holidays. Stn. operators disappear after charging 99.9 cents per gallon for gasoline on Christmas day. [IRS official George ALBERTS - intends to find station operators.] Questioned about penalties. [ALBERTS - outlines penalties for violations.] New York motorists line up for gasoline wherever available.
REPORTER: Richard Hunt

Chancellor, John;
Hunt, Richard;
Jamieson, Bob

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