ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 27, 1979
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(Studio) Questions to President Carter at news conference reported to concern supply and price of oil. Film shown. [CARTER - comments on action already taken and plans now in works with regard to oil supply and price problems.] Admin. proposals with regard to action in event of more serious supply and pricing crisis mentioned.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(DC) Details of Carter proposals given. Evidences of shortages noted already showing. Mobil's cutback in supplies to dealers and cancellation of some flights by Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA) and National Airlines due to jet fuel shortage reported Situation with Iranian oil and promises of resumed export described. Recent price hikes by Venezuela and Kuwait, as well as others, mentioned. [Energy Secretary James SCHLESINGER - predicts rise in gasoline prices.]
REPORTER: Roger Peterson (KMBC newstape)
(DC) Top congress and administration figs.' report to national govs. conference with regard to United States energy status noted; their remarks outlined. [Senator Henry JACKSON - comments.] [Representative Morris UDALL - comments.] Need for more nuclear energy said recognized by government spokesperson, as well as amount and effectiveness of opposition to it. [Deputy Energy Secretary John O'LEARY - discusses nuclear energy outlook and opposition.] Govs.' statements to federal officials with regard to storage of nuclear waste given.
REPORTER: Catherine Mackin
(Studio) Request by 3 Florida power companies that suspension of clean air standards be granted so they can burn high sulfur fuel oil in order to meet energy demands reported.
REPORTER: Max Robinson
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