I was just watching the news and they said there are very good chances that gas will reach $4 per gallon and sustain that price over summer. I think this helps the industry. The lowballers margins are cut by soo much that they can no longer sustain being in business. They can't put food on the table so to speak and realize they aren't making any money with their cheap customers. I am now able to increase my prices by $2-3 without argument on an average residential account but in reality, it only costs me an extra $.50 or so in increased fuel costs. The only small area I see it hurting our industry is if people don't raise prices in accordance to the increased fuel prices. I don't really see this being an issue though once they get their monthly gas bill and see how much it now costs to replace their equipment with current steel prices. I have a strong suspicion that I will be able to quote slightly higher prices this year and land the job because the residential customer realizes how EVERYBODIES cost of living is increasing. Now will the fellow LCO's raise their prices with everyone else? Your thoughts?