remember when gas was near 3 bux a gallon hearing that the president refused to open up our oil reserves ? i just heard today that the prices of crude is going up , this time due to low oil reserves? how are the reserves low? between the dang utility companies and oil industry they are breaking our wallets back. the utility company around here is a monopoly , no other competitor to use so they are increasing our rates by 50 percent now and maybe as much as 100 - 200 percent is not ruled out. if it gets that bad i think they should have a mandatory thermostat installed on all houses to allow 68 degrees max . that would help stave off the blatant mis-use of natural gas that i see everyday. houses dont need there thermostats on 80 in the winter and occupants running around dressed like its summer time.