discordian

it's also the anniversary, 4 years later, of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.

shanek

Did the curfew on gas stations actually work? It seems to me that all it would do is change when people got gas, not the amount that they bought. They'd just buy it during the day in anticipation of overnight travel.

majikthise

#1: Yes, but the instant killing of 66,000 civilians in the first-ever atomic blast is not *economic* news.

Besides, we did it again three days later.

frankenduf

kinda ironic when our fuel consumption remains high as we invade one of the largest oil-producing countries

Grandpa's Speedwagon

Rationing was introduced later, and that did work. My Granddad told me stories about what a hassle it was to fill up during WWII.

Grandpa's Speedwagon

Whoa! Freaky! The data you cite is 7 years old, and adjusted for inflation from base year 1997! Would be about 25% higher in 2006, based on inflation in the CPI. Freaky!

kelley

i thought you were supposed to fill up in the morning or at night to lessen evaporation...

Robert

Anticipation of entering WWII? Really? WIth public opinion against it at that time practically unanimous? Interesting...

Am I to believe that they had a crystal ball showing the Japanese "surprise attack" on Pearl Harbor a few months later, reversing public opinion in one fell swoop?

MyName

Woah.... what's with the huge drop in the price of oil from 1931 to 1933? And why didn't the price go up during WW2?

discordian

it's also the anniversary, 4 years later, of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.

shanek

Did the curfew on gas stations actually work? It seems to me that all it would do is change when people got gas, not the amount that they bought. They'd just buy it during the day in anticipation of overnight travel.

majikthise

#1: Yes, but the instant killing of 66,000 civilians in the first-ever atomic blast is not *economic* news.

Besides, we did it again three days later.

frankenduf

kinda ironic when our fuel consumption remains high as we invade one of the largest oil-producing countries

Grandpa's Speedwagon

Rationing was introduced later, and that did work. My Granddad told me stories about what a hassle it was to fill up during WWII.

Grandpa's Speedwagon

Whoa! Freaky! The data you cite is 7 years old, and adjusted for inflation from base year 1997! Would be about 25% higher in 2006, based on inflation in the CPI. Freaky!

kelley

i thought you were supposed to fill up in the morning or at night to lessen evaporation...

Robert

Anticipation of entering WWII? Really? WIth public opinion against it at that time practically unanimous? Interesting...

Am I to believe that they had a crystal ball showing the Japanese "surprise attack" on Pearl Harbor a few months later, reversing public opinion in one fell swoop?

MyName

Woah.... what's with the huge drop in the price of oil from 1931 to 1933? And why didn't the price go up during WW2?