NBC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 09, 1973
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(Studio) Oil companies report number of refineries too small for fuel needs. Demand for gas exceeds expectations.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Los Angeles, California) Americans formerly urged by large oil companies to drive for fun and pleasure. Americans find more ways to use and waste gas. Airplanes, motorbikes, boats all become source of pleasure and drain gas supplies. Now large oil companies say Americans must help stop gas shortage. [1973 Gulf commercial shown.] Americans may find request for energy conservation too demanding.
REPORTER: Don Oliver
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