ABC Evening News for Monday, Jun 25, 1979
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(Studio) Levittown, Pennsylvania, riots with regard to gasoline shortage detailed. Energy Department's John O'Leary's comments on gasoline shortage, air travel and home heating oil reported.
REPORTER: (KYW newstape)
(DC) [O'LEARY - says further tightening on gasoline and jet fuel supplies is means of incring small home heating oil supply.] Senators' reactions to admin. energy Policies cited. [Senator John DURKIN - comments.] [O'LEARY - replies.] President Carter's commitment with regard to energy supPlies by October mentioned.
REPORTER: Ann Compton
(Studio) Confusion over degrees of gasoline supply in various parts of cntry. noted.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(NYC) Differences in gasoline supplies in Atlanta, Saint Louis, Chicago and New York City mentioned. Energy Department allocation system stated as reason; details given.
REPORTER: Roger Peterson (KTVI news tape) (WABC newstape)
(NYC) Incr. use of trains as transportation due to gasoline shortage reported; detailed. Exs. given include San Francisco and Los Angeles Amtrak route, Chicago's Northwestern line, Boston and NYC. [WOMAN - comments.] [CONDUCTOR - comments.] Problems due to increase of commuter traffic on NYC's Long Island railroad and Conrail described.
REPORTER: Lynn Sherr
(Studio) Continue independent trucker strike, due to shortage of diesel fuel, noted.
REPORTER: Max Robinson
(No location given) Picketing in Omaha, Nebraska, violence en route from Florida to Illinois, and rising food prices in Chicago noted. [TRUCKER - comments.] Layoffs in Detroit and Hershey, Pennsylvania, and vote to end strike by gasoline haulers in Miami reported.
REPORTER: James Walker
(Studio) Expected OPEC (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries) oil price hike, during meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, this week reported Details of United States car sales, in view of oil situation, given; noted worst sales slump since 1974 Arab oil embargo.
REPORTER: Max Robinson
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