The number one topic that people are discussing around the world is the high price for gasoline and diesel. A primary factor affecting the economy of a nation, a state, a city, or even a family, is the price of fuel. Families cut back on shopping for new products because their budgets are impacted by the rising gas prices. It costs more to fly because a âœfuel surchargeâ is added to the ticket cost, thereby causing some people to postpone their trip to grandmaâ™s, or delay their vacation. Businesses are also impacted because the cost of sales rises with the cost of fuelâ¦ Municipalities are adversely affected as well. These actions are not limited to the United States, but are global in scope.