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Gasoline Shortage / Truckers' Demonstration #504774

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Jun 02, 1979
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(Studio) 100's of truckers reported to have blocked fuel pumps at truck stop in Southington, Connecticut, protesting high fuel prices. 4 government investigations of current gas shortage said underway.

(DC) Letter from FTC (Federal Trade Commission) official to Congress stating current gasoline shortage may be contrived noted. [FTC Ronald ROWE - says available supplies of crude oil seem normal but refined production is low.] [American Petroleum Institute Charles Di BONA - says industry is doing everything possible to refine enough petroleum.] [Deputy Energy Secretary John O'LEARY - expresses doubts that refiners are acting improperly, but suspects they are being conservative.] Energy Department, Justice Department, FTC, and Congress said investigating current shortage.
REPORTER: Irving R. Levine

Hart, John;
Levine, Irving R.

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