Gas isn't even in a shortage, you do understand that gas prices are only high because of certain political events. I'm not going to get into that, don't care, but we could make gas a hell of a lot cheaper than any current alternative. =(
I do however want an alternative to come out soon, so that we can rid gas companies of the grip and control they have on society. I want bio-diesel! I want it now!!! I actually want more nuclear power first, but this is good too.
The political events and areas of unrest only serve as an excuse for those speculators to drive up oil prices. I wouldn't be surprised in the slightest if the oil companies had a hand in driving up the speculation frenzy in an effort to raise the profit on their one and only product.