July 18, 1942

Stations Allowed Full Supply
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The War Production Board (WPB) yesterday handed down orders affecting East Coast gasoline and Office of Price Administration (OPA) chief Leon Henderson made assurances the 2-1/2 cent increase per gallon will be removed. The WPB orders allow gasoline stations on the East Coast to begin sell the full amount of fuel allotted by the rationing system. This is to begin on July 22. Under the system in place now, stations are allowed only fifty per cent of their capacity due to the extreme shortage on the eastern seaboard. The per gallon price increase on East Coast gas was instituted to compensate for the additional cost of bringing fuel to the area by rail during the shortage.

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