Nevada Appeal at 150: May 20, 1973: Gasoline shortage comes to Carson

May 20, 1973

Gasoline shortage comes to Carson

Opinions vary, but all local people in the know say somehow or other the national gasoline shortage will have its effect on Carson City, starting this summer.

Most think gasoline prices, here and elsewhere, will begin to rise during the summer months and continue to rise dramatically thereafter.

Most think the Carson City tourist business will suffer, with out-of-state people staying home because gas costs too much to travel or because they fear getting stranded along the way in a town with empty pumps.

And all say the local independent filling stations — including Hudson, Herbst, and Fast Gas — will suffer tremendously and may even have to close down, as major oil companies deny independents their usual supplies.

Filling station owners who talked to the Appeal, as well as a spokesman form the Nevada Highway Department, all blamed major American oil companies for at least part of the current problem.

This continues the Appeal’s review of news stories and headlines during its Sesquicentennial year.


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