CONSUMER PROBLEMS WITH GAS RATIONING

Gas rationing proposals devised by DOE are discussed. The latest proposals which have been criticized by the Urban Environment Conference allots rations by the number of cars owned. Thus on 3-car owner would receive three times the quantity of rations as a single car owner irrespective of household number. Those who do not own a car and bicyclsts would not receive any rations. Such persons often depend on car rides from others and should therefore also obtain rations. Most consumers favor a plan that would include all licensed drivers or all adults. Consumer respresentatives are concerned about ensuring fairness as well as about other issues which include the following: the absence of provisions in the plan for ongoing consumer participation; reserves to meet the needs of the handicapped; and priority classes which should include social services such as meals-on-wheels.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of Energy

    Office of Consumer Affairs
    Washington, DC  USA  20585
  • Authors:
    • Coling, G
  • Publication Date: 1980-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 12
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00322691
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM