CONSUMER REACTIONS TO THE 1979 GASOLINE SHORTAGE

This paper evaluates the reactions to the 1979 gasoline shortage in relation to reactions to the 1973-1974 shortage and speculates on future implications. It develops the thesis that the kind of information available to the U.S. public and the manner in which it was presented was a major factor in the types of consumer responses, in turn, motivated many government and industry decisions that did not necessarily accurately reflect needs.

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    • Distribution, posting, or copying of this PDF is strictly prohibited without written permission of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences. Unless otherwise indicated, all materials in this PDF are copyrighted by the National Academy of Sciences. Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved. This paper appeared in Transportation Research Special Report No. 191, Considerations in Transportation Energy Contingency Planning. Proceedings of the National Energy Users' Conference.
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    • Habermann, Jill L
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  • Publication Date: 1980

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Pagination: pp 96-101
  • Monograph Title: CONSIDERATIONS IN TRANSPORTATION ENERGY CONTINGENCY PLANNING
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  • Accession Number: 00330103
  • Record Type: Publication
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  • Created Date: Oct 28 1981 12:00AM