sigh,... not all that long ago (in the grand scheme of human history) American's sacrificed using gasoline in their cars to win a world war against evil
Seems American's don't understand that in a global economy the price of oil is very sensitive to an uncertain future, such as the “special military operation” which is the Kremlin's official euphemism for Russia's kerfuffle in Ukraine.
Also seems American's don't know the price for a barrel of oil is set by global markets, IOW buyers from all over the world bid (and set the price) on WTI (in the USA) and BRENT (outside the USA)
Another item people don't appreciate is, gasoline just does not magically flow from the pump at a station,... the process starts by finding a suitable geological formation that trapped ancient biological material (for millions of years),... "A staggering 98 tons of prehistoric, buried plant material – that’s 196,000 pounds – is required to produce each gallon of gasoline we burn in our cars, SUVs, trucks and other vehicles"
After an oil field is identified an oil rig has to be setup to drill down into the earth and pump out the "crude" oil,... basically an oil rig is a custom built piece of equipment that takes time to construct and deploy (that does not happen overnight)
"Crude" oil can't be directly put into a gas tank, it first needs to be refined into gasoline (and other products)
Bottom line, as I see things consumers in the USA should be grateful to have the opportunity to live in a period of time when science and technology allows people to own cars as personal transportation (not everyone in the world has such a luxury)
PS FWIW,... Here’s What Drives The Price Of Oil | CNBC