Seems like businesses are starting to get busier again and traffic is backing up more. I'm reminded of the gas ceiling that the US economy labors under. As things pick up, oil gets more expensive.
Supply and demand.
Since we import so much oil, it's a tax on the American people. Money sent overseas. Rather than a glass ceiling it's a gas ceiling.
Change to a less fossil fuel based economy comes too slow.
One piece of good news: Canada benefits as we import a lot of oil from Canada.