And that means it may be time for owners of gas-thirsty SUVs and cars to start considering the switch so many Americans are loath to make: to a far more fuel-efficient vehicle. Looking out over the next several years, it's hard to see oil -- and gasoline -- falling back to earlier lows.
As national gasoline prices shoot higher each day, signs of motorists rationing gas purchases have begun springing up around the country. People are buying fewer gallons per fill up and paying more in cash than with credit. All signs that motorists are already cutting back.