The two oil crises of the 1970s are notorious. In 1973, the oil price went from $3 a barrel to $12 a barrel in two weeks, and in 1979 the oil price rose from $12 a barrel to $33 a barrel. OPEC's power was great in the 1970s. OPEC's market share is now rising. This year, moreover, demand for oil will exceed supply for the first time.
Last year, oil prices already rose by 50 per cent. A new oil crisis is in the offing.
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