Are We on an Oil Diet?

People are actually starting to curb their consumption habits.  Whew!  It looks like, for now, $4 is a magic number.  People are driving less and automakers are taking notice.

Oil Isn’t Cheap Anymore
By Kevin Bullis, Technology Review, July 10, 2008

It’s about time!  Last week I heard an interesting advertisement for a local automobile dealership.  The sales promotion gimmick is that when you purchase a new car you’ll also be given a brand new scooter that gets 100 miles per gallon fuel efficiency.  Wow!

What we need is to continue on this path.  The federal government, as I’ve said before, needs to implement policies that will insure gas prices will continue to increase.  It’s like getting a shot; it stings for a little bit but then you start feeling so much better.

Poking new holes in the ground, as many would like for us to do, will only prolonge the inevitable.  The time to sacrifice and invest is now.

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