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Iran / United States Reaction / Energy #57961

ABC Evening News for Monday, Feb 12, 1979
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(Studio) White House concern about Iran noted.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Admin. officials' concerns about safety of Americans and American military equipment in Iran and about potential energy shortages in United States due to halt in Iranian oil supplies outlined. File film shown. United States efforts to see that F-14 fighters don't fall into hands of Sovs. stated. President Carter's remarks on energy shortage reported [CARTER - comments.] Admin. officials' refusal to discuss contingency plans for future energy shortages mentioned.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Studio) Carter's remarks about efforts of some West states to raise 55 mph speed limit, with regard to thermostat settings and use of public transportation reported.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Studio) Prices for some gasoline and for home heating fuel in Chicago area stated. Confusion over just how much effect Iranian revolution will have on United States energy use noted.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(NYC) Details given about United States oil consumption. Price increases noted; effect of Iran crisis on this reported ["Platt's Oilgram" editor Herbert HUGO - discusses pricing problem. Predicts summer gasoline prices will reach dollar/gal.] Experts' predictions that President Carter's energy-saving proposals won't do job stated.
REPORTER: Dan Cordtz

Cordtz, Dan;
Donaldson, Sam;
Reynolds, Frank;
Robinson, Max

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