• Short Summary

    RHODESIANS AND ZAMBIANS ARE IN THE GRIP OF SEVERE PETROL RATIONING -- THE RHODESIANS BECAUSE OF THE OIL EMBARGO PLACED ON THEIR BREAKAWAY GOVERNMENT BY BRITAIN AND OTHER COUNTRIES; AND THE ZAMBIANS BECAUSE THE SAME EMBARGO HAS HIT THEM AND FLOWN-IN SUPPLIES ARE NOT SUFFICIENT TO MEET THEIR NEEDS.

  • Description

    RHODESIANS AND ZAMBIANS ARE IN THE GRIP OF SEVERE PETROL RATIONING -- THE RHODESIANS BECAUSE OF THE OIL EMBARGO PLACED ON THEIR BREAKAWAY GOVERNMENT BY BRITAIN AND OTHER COUNTRIES; AND THE ZAMBIANS BECAUSE THE SAME EMBARGO HAS HIT THEM AND FLOWN-IN SUPPLIES ARE NOT SUFFICIENT TO MEET THEIR NEEDS. BUT BOTH RHODESIANS AND ZAMBIANS ARE ABLE TO BUY PETROL ACROSS THE BORDER WITH SOUTH AFRICA.

    WHILE THE RUSH FOR OVER-THE-BORDER PETROL BUYING HAS BEEN TAKING PLACE ACROSS THE RHODESIAN BORDER WITH MOZAMBIQUE, SOME RHODESIANS (AND ZAMBIANS, TOO) HAVE BEEN TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE FREE MOVEMENT BETWEEN THEIR COUNTRY AND SOUTH AFRICA TO FILL THEIR TANKS. FEW MAKE THE LONG DRIVE FROM RHODESIA'S URBAN AREAS TO THE BORDER. THOUGH THOSE LIVING NEARER AND DRIVERS RETURNING FROM HOLIDAYS IN SOUTH AFRICA HAVE TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF THE BORDER STATIONS TO SUPPLEMENT THEIR PETROL STOCKS ON THEIR RETURN HOME.

    RHODESIA IS FAST USING UP ITS PETRO STOCKS. WITH NO OIL BEING PUMPED THROUGH FROM THE MOZAMBIQUE PORT OF BEIRA, THE REFINERY AT UMTALI HAS BEGUN TO CLOSE DOWN ITS OPERATIONS. FREQUENT RUMOURS THAT SOME COUNTRIES WERE PREPARING TO BREAK THE EMBARGO AND DELIVER OIL IN DRUMS OVERLAND TO LAND-LOCKED RHODESIA REMAIN UNSUPPORTED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3YWHAI19XRBT6FYLCP6TD0R7M
    Media URN:
    VLVA3YWHAI19XRBT6FYLCP6TD0R7M
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/01/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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