Gas Prices ... WOW!
Gas prices in my area just went over $3.00 a gallon, I'm sure it is a similar story around the US. And it is just going to get worse.
What is going on?
In an age of record profits for Oil Companies, this can't be justified by some damage from the hurricane.
Why isn't there some kind of investigation?
There are other ways to produce oil right now without taking it from the ground (National Geographic article). It would only cost a fraction of what the war in Iraq is costing, plus there wouldn't be the loss of life.
There is even Bio Diesel Fuel that allows us to make diesel fuel from crops such as corn.
There are always the different gas/electric hybrid vehicles that are available. Even if they are a little more expensive.
There is even a car that doesn't require any gas. I would love to see The Air Car come to the US, I would be one of the first people in line to buy it.
What amazes me is that there are now alternative plastics, which are corn-based instead of petroleum-based, and they're recyclable (see my Human Nature Nuggets post on this). So we definitely are making inroads in gas alternatives. The main problem I see in gas-alternative vehicles is the prohibitive cost.
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