Exactly. See my post just above. Actually there was a difference between “selling off” and auctioning off. In the former, if the seller sets a price that is too low - as BLM did - then it drives out investment. More recently they have been auctioning it and prices have risen sharply because demand at the old price exceeded supply at the old price. People screaming “I can’t afford it” shows the market working, finally. Now maybe the market can create incentives to bring new supply on line.
You could always use Hydrogen... Plenty of that around.
Makes as much sense as the push to move from R134a to iso-Butane in refrigerators...
What could possibly go wrong.