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If There is a Fuel Shortage
Maker: Bruce Kaiper; Praxis Posters
Date Made: 1974
Place Made: United States
Measurements: 75.5 cm x 48 cm; 29 3/4 in x 18 7/8 in
Main Subject: Corporations; Viet Nam War Era
Materials: paper (fiber product)
If There Is A Fuel Shortage, Make The Big Fuel Companies Carry Our Burden! Sorry! We Are Out Of Gas Texaco Exxon Shell Standard © Praxis Posters 1974 [artist signature]
Acquisition Number: 1996-176
The 1973/74 oil crisis first began on October 17, 1973 when the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC), consisting of the Arab members of OPEC plus Egypt and Syria, announced as a result of the ongoing Yom Kippur War, that they would no longer ship petroleum to nations that had supported Israel in its conflict with Syria and Egypt. This included the United States and its allies in Western Europe. About the same time, OPEC members agreed to quadruple world oil prices. In 1974, at the height of the crisis in the United States, drivers of vehicles with odd numbered license plates were allowed to purchase gasoline only on odd-numbered days of the month, while drivers with even-numbers were limited to even-numbered days.
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