OIL: Sharing the Shortage

As the summer driving season approaches, high-compression concern has been building up among the motoring public over the shortage of gasoline. Nearly 2,000 independent filling stations across the nation have either run out of gas completely or are staying open only on a day-to-day basis. Officials in Boston, Atlanta and Des Moines have had trouble finding any distributors willing to supply city vehicles with gas. Tugboats have been stranded on the Mississippi with empty tanks. Farmers fear running out of fuel for their tractors and irrigation systems. Some half a dozen...

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