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Gas Prices Should Continue to Drop
Pumps at gas stations in southwest Oklahoma City were filled Saturday. It's the area of the metro where gas is selling at the lowest rates. Several stations in that area priced a gallon as low as $3.08. On an average a gallon of regular unleaded in the metro is $3.32, a drop of about a quarter from one month ago.
Prices should continue to drop over the next few weeks, according to Gas Buddy.
"What's happening is we're switching over to cheaper, winter gasoline, instead of more stringent, more expensive summer gasoline that's required during the warmer months. We're also seeing a drop off in gasoline demands," said Patrick DeHann, a senior petroleum analyst at Gas Buddy.
DeHann said gas prices in Oklahoma City should drop to an average of about $3.20 in the next couple of weeks. He expects some stations to offer gas for under three dollars in that time. But, DeHann cannot predict how long the prices will continue to decline.
"Its a little bit tricky to determine exactly how long we'll continue dropping. Its not always something we know an exact timing. But what we do expect is that prices in Oklahoma will probably remain in the low three dollar range for much of rest of the year," he said.
Oklahomans are enjoying the second-lowest prices t the pumps in the nation. Just six-tenths of a cent behind Missouri.
Tulsa has the lowest average price in the country at $3.19.
DeHann said Oklahoma usually sees some of the lowest American prices because of it's proximity to oil infrastructure and it's low gas taxes.
Posted: Saturday, October 20 2012, 09:42 PM CDT
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Obama says nation must do more for fallen heroes
May 25, 2013 10:08 GMT
By DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama says the nation must do more than just remember its fallen heroes on Memorial Day.
In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama says the country must care for the loved ones the fallen leave behind. He says the country must also make sure that all veterans receive the care and benefits they have earned.
Obama says that, above all, the armed forces must have the support needed to carry out their missions at home and abroad.
In the Republican address, Oklahoma Sen. James Inhofe thanks the nation for its prayers and support following Monday's deadly tornado in his home state. He recalls past natural and man-made disasters in Oklahoma and says that while the state was hard hit, "we're not knocked out."
Obama's address: http://www.whitehouse.gov Republican address: http://www.youtube.com/gopweeklyaddress
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