I have thought this, and sometimes think all the attacks in the middle east that push up oil prices are just orchestrated by the governments so they can make more money.
I also sometimes think that the oil companies deliberately somehow sabotage the research done and even the drive for research in alternative fuels so that we must use their products.
Do you think that Sintax?
Oh and why not built a pipeline into the Mediterranean via Turkey (wanting to impress the EU) or Jordan and Israel. I thought all those countries were friendly with the US.