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Energy Crisis #503054

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 27, 1979
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(Studio) President Carter's request to Congress for standby authority to ration gasoline, should energy crisis reach that point, detailed. Higher prices stated to be certainty.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) Energy Secretary James Schlesinger's address to govs.' group in DC reported [SCHLESINGER - predicts shortages from situation in Iran and higher prices.] Admin.'s standby mandatory conservation plan described. [SCHLESINGER - discusses implementation of gasoline rationing plan.] Admin. consideration of other steps to cope with shortage outlined.
REPORTER: Andrea Mitchell

(Studio) Kuwait's increase in oil price reported Saudi Arabia and Iraq said to have decided to delay increase and Iran officials to report planned resumption of exports on Monday
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Totowa, New Jersey) Report on price increases in items other than gasoline,and home heating fuel because petrochemicals are used in manufacturing
REPORTER: Mike Jensen

(Studio) President Carter's comparison of present oil shortages, due to Iran situation, to that during 1973 oil embargo noted. Mobil Oil's limiting of supplies to dealers reported Request of 3 Florida power companies to burn high sulfur oil because of shortage of cleaner fuel stated. Elimination of Segment 3 report mentioned.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Brinkley, David;
Chancellor, John;
Jensen, Mike;
Mitchell, Andrea

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