It's pretty evident that I don't make gassillions of dollars for a living. So,, I have felt the price increase pain at the pumps. Some of the reasons for the increase in oil, hence gasoline, is not readily at my/our control.. India, Pakistan, China are three other growing economic entities that demand their share of petroleum. SUPPLY AND DEMAND,,, hard to argue this point...... (However,, I do blame most of this on the US government and the dopes we pay to keep this in check) One area that has caused an impact on petroleum is the group that runs the prices of crude oil up, and then down, in order to make a buck. The Day Traders, and related investors. Unnecessary price spikes, and market panic isn't needed. Those who have been running the prices up on "fear*" should go bury their heads in the sand and wait for armeggedon.* Un substantiated rumor as to the US gowing to war with Iran, for one example. Perhaps buying petroleum futures,, and then holding them for a REQUIRED pre determined period, would flatten the spikes and add stability to the market. The US economy isn't in that sound of shape that we can afford to cause long lingering negative effects. Would this work??? Ok, let's hear the response.