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1970s OPEC  Oil Embargo

1970s OPEC Oil Embargo

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1970s OPEC Oil Embargo
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In the mid to late 1970s, OPEC embargoed oil shipments to the United States, resulting in oil shortages and high prices.

  • Made Americans antagonistic towards OPEC in general
  • Oil shortages caused long lines (and increased prices) for consumers at auto gas pumps