Looks like those of us who value cheap gas (and rely on it to keep our "hobby" doable) have a new hero: Discover magazine: Oil shortage solution found. In the May issue of Discover there's an article about a new "thermal deploymerization process" that can turn practically anything into oil, including waste from a turkey processing plant, sewage sludge, and plastic bottles. The article claims a pilot plant is already operating outside Philadelphia, investors and the US government have already put something like $40 million into proving it works, and that a few thousand of these plants set up around the country could cancel our need for imported oil. The article says they can do this with almost 85% efficiency. When they issue stock, buy some.