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If they consider surfing at all, most people certainly wouldn't consider it a sport susceptible to rising oil prices. Unfortunately for those in search of the perfect wave, the exact opposite is true. Unless you are one of the few who can afford to live right on the beach in a place like the north shore of Oahu or Kauai, you usually have to drive to a surfing spot. And since waves tend to be inconsistent, a surfer might have to check out several of his or her favorites before finding a good one

So you think $4.50 a gallon is tough to swallow? How about nearly $15/gallon? That's what drivers in some parts of south-west England and Wales are faced with this week. A strike by tanker drivers who deliver fuel to Shell stations has left many stations in the region running out of gas and diesel. We all know what happens when fuel supplies run low but demand doesn't; it's economics 101. This time around, station owners have started ramping up the prices to as much as £1.99 a litre or $14

On NPR's All Thing's Considered this afternoon, one of the pieces was on the increasing gas prices, and how the upward trend is happening about three weeks earlier than is common for the summer spike. This article, from the San Francisco Gate/AP, says since crude oil is back up to over $60 a barrel, gas prices, particularly in California and Hawaii, are starting to top $3-a-gallon, and the AP found drivers across the country who are taking the bus or thinking about starting to research hybrid ve