• Short Summary

    A petrol rationing scheme is being developed in the United States by President Jimmy Carter's administration, officials said on Wednesday (20 April).

  • Description

    A petrol rationing scheme is being developed in the United States by President Jimmy Carter's administration, officials said on Wednesday (20 April). The scheme would be for use if United States oil imports were cut off, of if the world's oil supply decreased faster than predicted. However, the plan was not mentioned by President Carter when he declared his "energy war" to Congress on Wednesday night. Mr Carter unveiled a stringent energy-saving programme which included stiff increases in petrol tax. He asked Congress for authority to raise the Tax on petrol from the present 4 cents a gallon by up to 50 cents from January 1979, unless consumption is controlled.

    SYNOPSIS: The speech was made to a joint session of both houses.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6655B1L9DT6ML5GAG3BU54VD9
    Media URN:
    VLVA6655B1L9DT6ML5GAG3BU54VD9
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/04/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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