Good points, cma, and all valid reasons that the price of petroleum products must moderately rise. The oil companies should pass the increased cost of production on to the consumer. But they don't stop there.
Marco, I didn't mean to come off so hostile, it just chaffs my ass to hear the kind of attitudes that foster corporate irresponsibility. It's not our fault that we're being gouged. Consumerism is rampant in our world and in this country most of all, for sure, but I think most people would embrace a new form of energy if one was presented. The desire to stifle new technology doesn't come from the people, it comes from a source with deeper pockets and connex in washington. A source with a lot of capital to lose if we no longer need oil.
I hope in the future Americans are thought of as a warlike, vicious people, because I bet a lot of high schools would pick "Americans" as their mascot. -Jack Handy