Black gold's value

Friday, April 21, 2006, Page A20

Richmond Hill, Ont. -- Canadians must realize that we have been raised on
unsustainably cheap oil and have developed a way of life that will change
dramatically as oil prices rise.

Wise citizens are preparing now for the day that gasoline hits $2.50 a
litre: using public transit, moving nearer to one's workplace, riding a
bicycle, getting a fuel-efficient car and driving the speed limit. Even if
fuel prices do not rise dramatically, one's lifestyle will be healthier, and
perhaps even happier.

If we feel pain and panic at today's $1.08 a liter, are we to go through
paroxysms of total despair later on when gas prices rise even further?