By the way... I just wanted to convey to you an experience I had here in the US.
For the past three days in a row, on my way to school/work and back, I tuned on to C-SPAN Radio and NPR. C-SPAN basically covers Hearings, and other events in the US Congress, as well as other developments related to the US Government in gerenal. NPR is the acronym for the National Public Radio - the US version of the BBC.
What was striking, and what I'd like to convey here, is that over the past three days, in relatively random times, and almost without exception, both stations were covering developments and events related to energy, and oil in particular! Republicans, Democrats, Think Tanks, Talk Show Hosts, etc.... Almost every body who's anybody is the DC Area is talking about energy these days.