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40 Years after OPEC Oil Embargo, U.S. May Finally Get Off Imported Crude

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So you think President Barack Obama’s calls for energy independence have seemed a bit starry-eyed? Well, every U.S. president since Richard Nixon has publicly called for the country to become self-sufficient. Why? Because of oil. Specifically, oil imported from Middle Eastern nations of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). The ongoing chorus stems [...]

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40 Years Later: Electric Cars and the OPEC Oil Embargo

Oregon’s odd-even plan reduced the lines at gas stations during the fuel crisis in the fall and winter of 1973-74. This station was servicing cars with even-numbered last digits on their license plates on an even-numbered calendar day. Image credit: David Falcone, National Archives and Record Administration

The 1973 oil embargo triggered a mad rush of electric-vehicle research. Forty years later, we’re seeing the results

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What we really mean is energy security

Bringing the good stuff. Credit: William S Stevens/EPA

We can’t insulate ourselves from global oil markets, but we can have more control.

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World’s First Oil Cartel – Deep in the Heart of Texas

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One hundred and eleven years ago today – on January 10, 1901 – an oil gusher rang in a new era in energy leadership. This was the day when a plume of oil surged almost 100 feet into the air at Lucas No. 1, at Spindletop near Beaumont, Texas. This well continued to spew oil [...]

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