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Gas Station Sign from the 1973 Oil Crisis
Gas station sign

Origin

1973 Oil Crisis

Type

Gas Station Sign

Effects

Evaporates all petroleum products within a mile radius

Downsides

Effect

Activation

Proximity

Collected by

Warehouse 13

Section

Ford-1908

Aisle

30559-4216

Shelf

498459-9434-519

Date of Collection

April 22, 1984

[Source]


OriginEdit

The 1973 Oil Crisis began in October 1973 when the members of the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC, consisting of the Arab members of the OPEC plus Egypt, Syria and Tunisia) proclaimed an oil embargo. By the end of the embargo in March 1974, the price of oil had risen from $3 per barrel to nearly $12. The oil crisis, or "shock", had many short-term and long-term effects on global politics and the global economy. It was later called the "first oil shock", followed by the 1979 oil crisis, termed the "second oil shock."

CollectionEdit

This sign was from a Shell Gas Station during the first Oil Crisis in 1973. It was found during the continued gas guzzling muscle car production era of the 1980s on ironically, Earth Day.

EffectEdit

All petroleum products (oil, diesel, gasoline) within a one mile radius will evaporate.

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