Solve the problem
In the early 1940s, gasoline was being sold in some service stations for 11 cents per gallon. Jumping ahead to 2008, oil is being sold for more than $120 per barrel and gasoline is nearing $4 per gallon. What is the solution?
How long are we going to be subjected to the whims of oil-producing countries that can keep raising the price at every turn we take to reduce demand? It is about time for the U.S. to mobilize its resources, stop playing games and capitalize on the market value. Let’s start building refineries and drilling new and untapped oil reserves. Let’s use the windfall profits to pay off our national debt, develop alternative energy sources and tell the tinhorn dictators who are holding us ransom to their pseudo-power based on their one source of influence to go drink from the sea — or oil wells, as they might prefer. H.E. Butts Leesburg, Virginia