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Rhodesia / Oil Supply / British Probe of Oil Companies / Senate Vote #54862

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 25, 1978
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(Studio) Details given about Rhodesia's ability to get oil despite British boycott for 12 years; alleged knowledge of situation by major oil companies noted.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(London, England) Chgs. that major oil companies, like British Petroleum and Shell, sold oil to South African intermediary, Freight Services Holding, Limited, with knowledge that it was destined for Rhodesia detailed. Films shown. Oil tankers' breakthru of British Navy blockade of Rhodesia off Mozambique mentioned. Is noted that oil supply is what kept white minority government in power. British investigation outlined.
REPORTER: John Laurence

(Studio) Upcoming Senate vote on repeal of Rhodesia trade prohibitions, opposed by administration, noted.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Jennings, Peter;
Laurence, John;
Reynolds, Frank

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