OIL: Exxon: Testing the International Tiger

American drivers could hardly believe what was happening to them. In and around some of the nation's most populous cities, they sweated and swore through long lines that backed up, sometimes for miles, from those gas stations that were still open. Confused and angry about the gas famine and the whole energy crisis, they groped around for someone to blame. Many politicians and other people had a target ready: the oil companies. Because it is a symbol of big oil, and its stations dot the country, one company stood to take more than its share of criticism. It is the company...

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