1973 Oil Embargo

Game Changer

The U.S. still walks a tightrope with events that began at this precise time four decades ago, when infuriated Saudis along with other Arab leaders essentially turned off the spigots with a devastating Oil Embargo. The year was 1973, half the lights on the Golden Gate Bridge went out. The Washington Monuments went to black. And gas station lineups snaked around corners. Today, our project Game Changer looks at the decision that affects Canadian energy policy and U.S. politics to this day.

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