Like dhayden said I imagine we will look back at 4.00$ a gallon as the good old days in the not far distant future or at least younger generations will.
And in all reality I in many ways agree with the current energy secretary that Dan mentioned. Yes you heard that right but likely for different reasons.
8 Bucks a gallon would sure help people realize the need for alternative energies and perhaps get the ball rolling a bit faster.
Unfortunately I am afraid I will get what I ask for and then my fishing days will be cut in half, but the time must come when dramatic changes are made and not just pushed onto future generations.
We could keep pushing it back and let our children or their children deal with it as has been done in the past already but regardless at some point (like long ago) we will need to wake up to the fact that we are dealing with a limited resource.
In actuality I don't "want" to see gas prices go that high, I don't think anyone does. I would rather just see alternative options to alleviate the dependency we have on oil for transportation.
I saw gas at 3.33$ this morning I think that is up 33cents or so from last week, but it wont surprise me one bit to see 5+ later this year.
It will be interesting to pull this thread up in 10 or 20+ years
Touchy subject for me sorry guys I realize I may be on my own here.