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Gas Prices #829540

NBC Evening News for Friday, Apr 21, 2006
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(Studio: Lester Holt) Another record price for oil, and average gas prices in different cities cited.

(New York: Anne Thompson) The high prices at the gas pump examined; details given of shortages caused by the switch to ethanol; details given about what goes into the price of gas. [2 DRIVERS – react.] [Oil Price Information Service Tom KLOZA†- notes worry about the supply of ethanol; defines demand disruption.] [Drivers Jody & Dennis MOSS‡- comment on driving their more fuel-efficient hybrid Prius.] [Cambridge Energy Research Associates Bill VENO†- explains how the price of crude oil affects the gas price.]

(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.

(White House: David Gregory) The political impact of gas prices examined; Gallup poll results cited. [In California, President BUSH – says rising gas prices are like a tax.] [CNBC chief Washington correspondent John HARWOOD†- states high gas prices obscure the growing economy.] [CNBC global energy analyst Daniel YERGIN†- says the political pressure to be seen doing something is going to mount.] [Congressional candidate John CRANLEY††- blames the Republican lock on Congress.] [Cranley’s opponent Steve CHABOT††- blames liberals.]

Holt, Lester;
Thompson, Anne;
Gregory, David

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