I filled up last night for $2.099 a gallon – the first time I’ve paid over $2 a gallon for gas in many months. Here’s a story from the AP about how oil got over $60 a barrel today.
You didn’t have to be an oracle to see this coming – here’s a link to a rant I had back in early March, about how people were going back to buying big SUVs and trucks once gas dropped below $3 a gallon. And now the fuel bills they thought they could afford are going to crunch them – again.
This isn’t just an economic issue. It’s an environmental issue, a national security issue, and a moral issue. As a country and as individuals, we must use less fossil fuels. And it seems that high prices are the only way to get us to do that.