Oil crisis
Oil crisis may refer to:

  • 1970s energy crisis
    1970s energy crisis
    The 1970s energy crisis was a period in which the major industrial countries of the world, particularly the United States, faced substantial shortages, both perceived and real, of petroleum...

  • 1973 oil crisis
    1973 oil crisis
    The 1973 oil crisis started in October 1973, when the members of Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries or the OAPEC proclaimed an oil embargo. This was "in response to the U.S. decision to re-supply the Israeli military" during the Yom Kippur war. It lasted until March 1974. With the...

  • 1979 energy crisis
    1979 energy crisis
    The 1979 oil crisis in the United States occurred in the wake of the Iranian Revolution. Amid massive protests, the Shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, fled his country in early 1979 and the Ayatollah Khomeini soon became the new leader of Iran. Protests severely disrupted the Iranian oil...

Post 1970s
  • Oil price increase of 1990
    Oil price increase of 1990
    The 1990 oil price spike occurred in response to the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait on August 2, 1990. Lasting only 9 months, the price shock was less extreme and of shorter duration than the previous oil crises of 1973 and 1979-1980, yet the rise in prices is widely believed to have been a significant...

  • 2000s energy crisis
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