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Fuel rationing in A.C.T. to cease tomorrow

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The Minister for the Capital Territory, Mr Bob Ellicott, said today that

fuel rationing in the ACT would cease as from tomorrow.

Mr Ellicott said that both service stations and depots would still be

required to hold minimum stocks as determined by the■Controller of Fuels

until such time as he is satisfied that no further problems are likely to

arise. If further transport or supply problems arise rationing may have

to'be reimposed at short notice.

The Controller of Fuels will issue notices to service stations and oil

companies today lifting the rationing requirements and indicating the

minimum stocks which are to be held.

Although rationing is being discontinued Mr Ellicott emphasised that

there was still a need for strict economy to be exercised in the use of

fuel. He expressed appreciation of the co-operation which had been

generally received from the general public, service station proprietors

and oil companies during the rationing period.