The higher cost of oil is just now trickling thru the economy. The cost of everything that is grown, manufactured or transported MUST go up to cover higher energy costs. In other words, my friend, you ain't seen nothin yet.
In the mean time our government is making our most plentiful energy source, coal, non-competitive with imported oil. If I were king, I'd minimize (there need to be some) the onerous restrictions on coal mining and require all STATIONARY fossil fuel consumers to use coal freeing up oil and natural gas for vehicles and other non-stationary consumers. Whoops, getting a little political here. Best I stop now or Jay will moderate me.