There is no question that oil and gas prices are on everyone's mind. This article shows the debate over offshore drilling for for oil. The demand for oil has increased more and more each year and companies are becoming desperate for finding oil. The high price of oil causes high gas prices and high home-heating bills. Polls show that American people are extremely frustrated at the high prices and criticize the major oil companies. This debate over drilling offshore is very vital to solving or fixing the oil shortage. If offshore drilling is increased than the possibility for finding oil is a lot higher. Unfortunately the supply of oil is decreasing as the demand is increasing.