Tensions in MENA have driven up the cost of oil dramatically. Last week, the U.S. hit a 29-month high. This week, we reached the highest priced oil in the month of March in all time. Has this affected anyone? I have to drive to Washington, DC a couple of times per week for school. My monthly gas bill has gone up at least $50 as a result. Moreover, where I live, there's really no option for public transportation, so I'm out of luck.