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No need to do that. Prices will rise automatically as demand outstrips supply and consumers bid up prices attempting to grab a share of a twindling resource.
I built a proforma budget up using $9 gas prices and driving 20k miles per year at 20mpg. Expensive, but with planning we can still "see the USA" via automobile or small RV. It's an incremental $6k/yr vs. $3 gas.
No doubt, we're going to see some sky high energy prices coming up and whether you can afford a lot of petro or not is up to you and your planning and your allocation priorities.
Oh yeah....... Had a 1980 VW Rabbit Diesel. 50+mpg on the highway. But, ya better put new glow plugs in every fall if you want to start with confidence in Chicago winter weather! I understand the technology is better now.
Funny I did that also but used 10 dollar a gallon gasoline and 30 mpg and 20K miles a year. I figured I would work teach part time an extra 30 days a year to pay the extra.
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