This is similar price increase and price for me in the midAtlantic area. Here is my predictions: Fuel Costs are going to push the economy into a recession the depth of it will depend on the speed to which the refinerys get fired up and running to near normal. Ditto Natural Gas and Heating Oil depending on how much is already stored out of the disaster area. Government opening Petro reserves a drop in a bucket. Nothing. Only spot shortages of Gasoline. One station runs out another one has it next day the one that had it is out but the one who did not does now. This type of thing nothing that is not manageable, but the price will be very high. The Fed better stop raising rates. If not citizens will get very Many small local companies gone forever. Some Citizens of N. O. will never go back. Made to stay out to long and will start a new life elsewhere. Lots more "man made" deaths to come. Shootings, disease due to sanitation, and clean up/repair accidents. Price gouging of all kinds. Black Market the government will not know about. Desperate people.