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Gasoline Rationing / President / Petroleum Council #475333

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 26, 1974
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(Studio) National Petroleum Council disputes President' statement during press conf. with regard to gasoline rationing. Council believes rationing inevitable unless allocation system smooths out and petroleum imports increase Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield calls for immediate rationing.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Admin. officials say President' statement aimed at reducing panic buying of gasoline. Many stations out of gas or long lines prevail where gas available. [Exxon station owner Jack HOFFMASTER - says station out of gas; promises of more gas don't materialize.] [Mobil station owner Fred BAECHLI - doesn't think he'll have gas by month's end.] Some energy officials don't believe lines to shorten till drivers use car less and oil embargo lifted.
REPORTER: Irving R. Levine

(Studio) Iran accuses United States of using energy crisis as excuse for reducing aid to dvting. cntrys.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Levine, Irving R.

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