Here's an interesting story from 60 Minutes this past weekend concerning the manipulation of oil in the futures market over the last two years. This is only part of the problem. Once we understand that OPEC and our own federal deficit combined with whackos that don't want to drill for oil in our own country - then we will see the true reason oil is manipulated - it's far far worse than ANY Sopranos mafia shenanigans.
We also must come to realize the importance of utility of resources - ie SUN WIND MAGNETIC WASTE ENERGY
60 Minutes report on oil futures manipulation