• Short Summary

    Petrol has begun to dry up in the Cypriot capital, Nicosia.

    On Sunday (18 August) most?

  • Description

    Petrol has begun to dry up in the Cypriot capital, Nicosia.

    On Sunday (18 August) most petrol stations in the capital were closed -- many of them because they had run out, and the rest in an effort to conserve stocks.

    The few stations that were open were rationing their supplies, selling one or two gallons to each customer.

    Queues stretched half a mile (about .75 kms) long as motorists waited hours to fill up.

    The petrol shortage appeared to be worse than during the Arab oil embargo crisis, but it was not expected to go on for very long.

    Some proprietors said they had closed down until the crisis was over. They said the situation would improve greatly when Nicosia got back to normal. They said some supplies had not reached Nicosia by road because of the Turkish advances across the island and Turkish attacks on coastal towns. However, they expected normal supplies once the fighting was over.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAB3B8AZI0RXYEI5VBWOI5O6XLF
    Media URN:
    VLVAB3B8AZI0RXYEI5VBWOI5O6XLF
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/08/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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