Two words ...
Welcome to the end of cheap oil. Our demand has simply out weighed our supply. But you won't hear this anywhere in the mainstream Media. Oh, I'm sure you'll hear something along the lines of "Gas prices are rising. Ain't that a shame? Back to Chip with the latest from the weather center."
In a very unscientific survey, I did a Google News search for "high gas prices" and then Hubbert's Peak". The results were staggering.
In .10 seconds I recieved 1,290 hits for "high gas prices".
In .03 seconds I recieved 32 hits for "Hubbert's Peak".
Much like the mainstream Media, I will not ask why this is so.