In the last few months the number of news articles talking about $100 a barrel of oil have been increasing. This got me to thinking, when are we going to see the $100 oil change. I realize a large majority of members here are the DIY type, so this may never happen to them. What about the ones who have to rely on the quik lube or the auto shops? Plus some people insist on synthetics and other boutique or hard to get european oils. When will we see the $100 oil change? You know we could be one base oil refinery shutdown away from the next "motor oil" shock. Maybe Iran will use "motor oil" as a weapon? What if the Chinese are just willing to pay more for "motor oil" then we are? Maybe the API will dream up the SN "motor oil" which will require a mix of groupiii oil to meet spec? We are we just a few years away from the $100 oil change? Or could it happen tomorrow?