If the price of oil marches upward even by fits and starts, new sources of energy will come out of the woodwork. What the government needs to do is to stay out of the way and let it happen. Also let people contemplate replacing Bill Gates as number 1 in the Forbes rich list if they come up with a truly great idea. Millions of people itching to get rich will solve any problem. Shenanigans like opening the Navel Reserves to keep the price of gas down until after the election is the worst possible thing to do.