Oil prices rose more than $3 a barrel, moving beyond $127 for the first time Friday and putting even more pressure on skyrocketing lofty gasoline and diesel prices ahead. This can’t be real good news, considering the beginning of the summer season is days away.

Part of the rationale is apparently due to the speculation that China’s demand for diesel needed to fuel its power plants would rise even higher in order to deal with the massive reconstruction efforts as a result of the earthquake (certainly our best wishes and thoughts are with China as they cope with this sad event).

I am constantly hearing stories of hard working individuals and families who are struggling just to put fuel in the car to go to work.

At $4 a gallons even the middle class worker is struggling.

What will you do to make it through this difficult time of rising gas prices?