But I would not be surprised if the feds did do something stupid,(they are the government you know).
Being from this part of the country, we can see the benifit of higher oil prices. Transports can and do add fuel surcharges if the price of oil goes up, if the price goes down the oil companies have to lay employees off. Frieght will move regardless of fuel prices, because people will continue to buy goods, if they have a job.
Yesterday on the PBS news hour they reported that the proposed amount they might release is so small it's like a drop in a bucket. I believe, according to Dow Theory, we have the confirmation of a primary Bear Market when the DJI dropped below 10,466. The S&P 500 broke 1,300; the 1265 level must hold or we have an even more powerful case for the bears. There's an old adage about bear markets, he who looses the least is the winner.