Jan 16, 2015
Research will show you that there were no gas lines in 1973 until the OPEC oil embargo in October. The article that you cited was wrong when he wrote, “But the artificially depressed pump prices imposed during the oil crisis of 1973 …”. Although there were oil storm clouds on the horizon, the freeze was ‘imposed’ in June of 1973, while the ‘crisis’ began in October.
Aug. 1971: Nixon put a freeze on all prices and wages in the U.S. for 90 days. There were no resulting gas lines
June 1973: Nixon reimposed a freeze in June 1973. Still no gas lines.
October 6: Egypt and Syria attack Israeli-occupied lands, starting the Yom Kippur War.
October 12: The United States begins to provide replacement weapons and supplies to Israel.
October 19-20: Nixon asks Congress for $2.2 billion in emergency aid to Israel. The countries that supply 27% of the oil to the U.S. (Libya, Egypt, Syria Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait and Qatar) declare an embargo on oil exports to the US.