As a student money is tight. In addition to commuting to school I have to drive an hour to get to work. Gas prices are getting ridiculous and money is being wasted. Yet when I first heard about Japan the thought of oil did not cross my mind. This is in part because my roommate’s mother lives in Tokyo and we were far more concerned with the Japanese people. Yet once people started to go talk about the price of gas increasing even more, potentially $4, I filled up my tank. However I did not consider the fact that Japan counts for much of the demand of oil, but can't really use gas if their cars were washed away. When I first saw the news on television they talked about all the destruction it had caused, then moved on to oil prices, and then moved on to the NFL. Even though right now Japan isn't in need of their share of oil, and right now prices haven't jumped, considering past history I believe they will rise due to what is happening in Japan. AAA Auto Club South states them that oil prices typically move higher when natural disaster occurs. They may not need it now, but when they demand does come back you will see it on the price tag.