What can we do other then pay it and go on.
I think we all have a voice. It is what our veterans have fought for all these years. Vote at the next election, and continue to voice an opinion. My first job was working a gas station. Gas was 30 cents a gallon and when it went to 50 cents a gallon, we were all upset. Prices will rise. It's supply, demand, and economics. The best we can do is conserve and show the oil companies that we are doing something and that eventually they are going to be in trouble. Conserving could be as simple as trying to combine road trips or sealing the windows better in the house. If we all do our part, things add up. Insulation has a big return on investment. Buy some and stuff it in the attic. The savings add up. My son is into HVAC and installing some sort of electronic controller on the furnace. Says I will save at least 10% on oil, so it pays for itself in one year. After that, it's money that is used to offset the price increase that will come.
We have a choice and that is to stop using fuel or buying goods. That's not what I want to do, but I am putting another 6 inches of insulation in the attic and replacing some drafty windows. I'll make sure the blades are sharp on the mower and will not take rides just because it's a nice evening. With the money I save on fuel , I can buy an American or Canadian beer, sit on the front porch and enjoy the birds in the yard.
Edited by Rickski, March 01, 2011 - 10:06 PM.