RISING ENERGY COSTS BLAMED ON ARABS, INFLATION, HIGHER PROFITS

Posted at 12:01 am October 12, 1979, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

Price hikes by Arab oil producers, inflation, higher profits for energy suppliers, waste by consumers and the lack of a comprehensive energy policy in the United States were all seen by New Jerseyans as major reasons for increased energy prices according to the latest Eagleton Poll. The Rutgers—based survey also found the existence of“a shortage of energy” was far down the list of reasons given for increased prices, as was “government regulations on energy producers.”

 

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