this is a good example of a time when anti-price gouging laws hurt us. gas is really hard to get because people line up for hours and fill their massive trucks with a thousand gallons and as many gas cans as they can find. if gas were $20 a gallon, people like me could get a gallon for my motorbike, and the pump wouldnt have a line to mongolia blocking traffic for 3 blocks from the station. my motorbike gets 125 MPG. also, if there was massive profit, gas companies would have every tanker available heading at high speed to the area of need. price gouging saves lives, by keeping items at market prices, which discourages hoarding. without price gougin, gas is far below market price, which means there is no supply easily available. my car is almost dry so i went exclusively motorbike on my daily runs to deliver ice to my parents, who have no power and cant stay with me becasue i live in an upstairs apt and they are too old to go up stairs.