November 30, 1943

Intent Is to Reduce OPA Workload
CHICAGO—The Office of Price Administration (OPA) announced today that it will begin issuing new gasoline rationing coupons starting tomorrow, Wednesday, December 1. The existing B and C coupons will be replaced with B-2 and C-2 coupons for all new and renewed applications. The new coupons are worth five gallons of gasoline nationwide; the monthly mileage limit has not changed. Issuing fewer coupons will reduce the workload for local rationing boards. Officials stress that existing coupons are still valid until their expiration dates, but will not garner the increased gasoline allotment. Drivers will be issued the new coupons when they apply for renewal of their Basic Mileage Ration books.

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