"those lawmakers are on the oil companies under the table payroll!they want to sell it overseas for more money!they dont care about the ukraine any more than they do us!" Maybe not all, but most are. Politicians also want more from lobbyists for their campaigns. The more they export, the more they make, the higher the prices are, etc. They want more money and they want us to pay more. That's Obama, most of his administration, the EPA, many Democrats, quite a few Republicans, extreme environmentalists [mind you, I'M A GREENIE, or a TREE-HUGGER!, but I'm a REALIST first and foremost and I don't want to pay $5 for a loaf of bread or more or the same or more for a gallon of gas. That doesn't NEED to happen to get us to go greener.], Big Oil, OPEC, etc. They WANT gas to be $5 a gallon and more, even up the the $14 a gallon mark. At $14 a gallon, milk, bread and a dozen eggs would ALL be over $8 each. Most couldn't afford it.