With gas prices averaging at almost $4.00 a gallon people would do almost anything to get them to come down. A popular image is being shared on Facebook advertising a “gas out” on April 15th to protest the high costs. The photo claims that in April 1997 the price of gas came down 30 cents due to the protest. This just shows that if we all stop driving there would be no demand for oil, foreign or not, but it is not a viable solution to the problem nor does it have an effect on what will happen in the future. Even drilling domestically probably would not lower the prices but a little and domestic wells would take a while to go into commission. The price of oil in my opinion is due to speculators and traders that drive up the price for all sort of silly reasons and hurt the people in the long run. The viable solution is to get Wall Street out of the domestic oil market and get wells online for our use only! For once we need to think about the US and not worry about what everyone else thinks!

With gas prices averaging at almost $4.00 a gallon people would do almost anything to get them to come down. A popular image is being shared on Facebook advertising a “gas out” on April 15th to protest the high costs. The photo claims that in April 1997 the price of gas came down 30 cents due to the protest. This just shows that if we all stop driving there would be no demand for oil, foreign or not, but it is not a viable solution to the problem nor does it have an effect on what will happen in the future. Even drilling domestically probably would not lower the prices but a little and domestic wells would take a while to go into commission. The price of oil in my opinion is due to speculators and traders that drive up the price for all sort of silly reasons and hurt the people in the long run. The viable solution is to get Wall Street out of the domestic oil market and get wells online for our use only! For once we need to think about the US and not worry about what everyone else thinks!