Both gold and oil are shooting up again. I suppose part of this is due to all those IOU 'free money' checks Uncle Sam is rapidly mailing out to US voters. Funny, how this causes inflation. Moscow is delighted with the high energy prices and plans to colonize the US oil industry. Like China is moving into Brazil, Peru and Venezuela's oil industries. Russia is also poised to start taking over Afghanistan, too. As well as other former Soviet satellite nations. The price of uranium is rising faster than gold. And we learn the hazards of drilling for energy deep in the earth.