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Local Expert Reflects on Anniversary of Discovery of Oil in Saudi

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Seventy years ago to this day, a team of American engineers--who were hired by the Saudi Arabian King Abdul-Aziz ibn Saud--drilled deep in to the Arabian sand. The king hoped they would find water. Instead, they discovered what turned out to be the largest supply of crude oil in the world.

KSMU's Jennifer Moore spoke with Dr. Jeffrey VanDenBerg, director of Drury University's Middle Eastern studies program, on what significance this day has had on ordinary Americans' lives.