Recently, there has emerged an alternative to offshore drilling that promises to have the same effect on oil prices that drilling would without the negative effects on the environment: praying for lower prices! Prepare yourself for not The Onion, but sadly, the BBC.
A prayer group in Washington DC is claiming the credit for the recent sharp drop in the US price of petrol.
Rocky Twyman, 59, a veteran community campaigner, started Pray At The Pump meetings at petrol stations in April.
Since then, the average price of what the US calls gasoline has fallen from more than $4 a gallon to $3.80.