Over 80% of our nation's energy needs are met by oil. It's not just transport that's getting more expensive with the gas hike, it's heat and electricity. New Orleans was our nation's busiest and most productive port city, being the point of export for most of our nation's agricultural goods, which form the backbone of our economy. Our southeast has had it's pipelines broken, and once they run out of their reserves of oil, they're out. For a year or so. Sure, we will rebuild, but where will we be when all is said and done? Will the United States remain the world's only superpower?