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Economy Summit / Gasoline Shortage #504850

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Jun 24, 1979
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(Studio) Arrival of President Carter in Tokyo, Japan, for economy summit conf. announced. Carter's description of current energy crisis stated.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(Tokyo, Japan) Carter's arrival shown and flight with stop in Anchorage, AK, described. Possibility that United States will cut oil imports after summit and consequent effect on gasoline supplies mentioned.
REPORTER: John Dancy

(Tokyo, Japan) Description of security measures taken for Carter visit given. Demonstrations by left-wing radicals noted.
REPORTER: Jim Upshaw

(Studio) Report with regard to problems to be discussed at summit introduced
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(Tokyo, Japan) Effects of higher oil prices, on economics of Japan and other Western ntns. noted. OPEC (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries) conference scheduled prior to summit mentioned. Carter said expected to propose an international agency for development of additional forms of energy. French President Valery Giscard d'Estaing expected to seek pledge that nation will refuse to buy oil above a certain price on spot market West Germany's Helmut Schmidt's unwillingness to join in this pledge explained. Italian Prime Min. Giulio Andreotti reported to have no specific plan. Eng. Prime Min. Margaret Thatcher noted seeking to freeze oil imports at present level. Proposal that members of conf. create a buyer's cartel said supported by Japanese Prime Mind Masayoshi Ohira. [Treasury Secretary Michael BLUMENTHAL - prefers using reason and negotiation to deal with OPEC (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries) instead of confrontation.]
REPORTER: Irving R. Levine

(Studio) Upcoming reports on longer gas lines and truckers' protests announced.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

Reporter(s):
Dancy, John;
Levine, Irving R.;
Savitch, Jessica;
Upshaw, Jim
Duration:
00:05:20

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