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Gas shortage and rationing by OPA (Office of Price Ad ministration)

by Wilbur Bush

In the early 1940s, cars were coming on the scene and gas was utilized more and more. However, due to World War II, the military’s demand for gas caused a shortage on the home front. Gas companies were drawing on their reserves and using the oil faster than they were finding it.

The partial solution seemed to be to use what they had very sparingly. Gas rationing

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