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Economy / Cost of Living / Gasoline Surplus / Balance of Payments #495474

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 21, 1977
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(Studio) Cost of living figs. for August noted. price of gasoline was down in August, because for moment there's surplus of it.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Houston, Texas) Reasons for gasoline surplus noted; tankers sit at anchor in Gulf of Mexico, still filled with foreign oil, because of surplus. Public skepticism with regard to energy crisis hasn't changed, though. [WOMAN - has never had gas station refuse money and feels there's plenty of gasoline.] [MAN - thinks shortage will be long time in coming.] Oil companies anticipate cold winter with refineries running full, so surplus should be carried thru next summer.
REPORTER: George Lewis

(Studio) Balance of payments figs. for 2nd quarter noted.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

Brinkley, David;
Lewis, George

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