NBC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 22, 2005
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(New Orleans: Anne Thompson) The potential blow from Hurricane Rita to the oil industry examined; maps shown of rigs in the Gulf and refineries in Texas & Louisiana; details given of calls for a windfall profits tax for oil companies & the FTC’s investigation into whether they held down capacity to keep prices high after Katrina. [Fimat USA oil analyst John KILDUFF- predicts rising gas prices.] [Public Citizen Wenonah HAUTER- states this type of profit is not responsible.] [American Petroleum Institute Rayola DOUGHER- says we’re seeing higher prices because we had a disruption in supply.]
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