Legislator wants gas prices in Carter Co. investigated

By: KXII Staff Email
By: KXII Staff Email

CARTER COUNTY, Okla. -- Carter County residents are feeling the pain in their wallets, paying $3.29 a gallon for gas. Some stations dropped their price 20 cents since KXII reported gas prices on Thursday. Now, a state lawmaker is questioning those prices.

Oklahoma State Representative Mike Shelton has asked the state attorney general to conduct “vigorous investigation" of gas prices, especially in the southern part of Oklahoma.

Shelton says those prices are being blamed on flooding that has shut down the refinery in Coffeyville, Kansas, but Shelton says that’s just an excuse.

“I am absolutely disappointed. Why is Ardmore increased when it never received any gas from the Coffeyville area?" asks Oklahoma District 97 Representative Mike Shelton.

Price for a gallon of gas across the Red River in Texas is 40 cents cheaper.

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  • by Unknown Location: Ardmore, OK on Apr 1, 2008 at 12:32 AM
    I own a c-store in Ardmore. I don't change the gas price, the jobber does. There is GAS CARTEL that illegally operates in Ardmore. Go ask any independently owned gas stations if you don't believe me. You or I don't know the real cost per gallon of fuel. Try to call the refinery if you can find out the cost and they will hang up on you. Stores get the blame because we are the ones that you can directly complain to. If you call those 5 gas distributors in town, then they will tell you its refinery fault. Baloney!! If some where else can sell gas 20 cents cheaper and store only makes 5 cents, somebody is gouging the gas price. One person claims he works at the service station and falsely claimed stores selling gas at cost. Where is that store in Ardmore? What station are you working at? Is it the Broadway Finish Line? It is owned by the Progressive Energy. Please dont spread false rumors. Just have to vent my thoughts. By the way, we have to buy gas from those blood sucking jobbers.
  • by concerned ardmoreite Location: ardmore on Jul 16, 2007 at 02:34 PM
    I was just wondering , if the state legistlators voted to take away the state tax on gas at the pump would that help alot in the price of gas? When you see the breakdown on the pump the state is making alot per gallon of gas on taxes . I know we cant do anything about the federal tax on gas at the pump , wish we could because they charge taxes per gallon of gas too.
  • by charlie Location: ardmore on Jul 15, 2007 at 03:18 PM
    the rich get richer the poor get poorer always.
  • by Sheryl Location: Marietta on Jul 15, 2007 at 10:58 AM
    The first night at 3.29 sent me packing down to Gainsville, where I bought gas at 2.89 a gallon, as well as bought groceries tax free! Texas likes Oklahoma for gambling, I like Texas for cheap gas and tax free food!
  • by West of Ardmore on Jul 15, 2007 at 04:19 AM
    Several of us are pursuing a Class Action Suit against the wholesalers (conglomerate who have gotten together to monopolize the price of fuel in Southern Oklahoma). This wholesale syndicate owns most of the tanks and pumps on the smaller independent convenience stores and filling stations, and are able to fix and control the price the independent stores have to sell their fuel for. This prohibits competition and violates antitrust laws. We need a federal investigation, not just the state attorney general's office investigation. The lawsuit will not only fix this problem will provide for punitive damages for this problem which has gone on for way too many years in the Ardmore area.
  • by bobbie Location: ardmore on Jul 14, 2007 at 10:20 PM
    why is it always the consumers who have to pay for all of the other states misfortunes. They always have an excuse but never one that is logical
  • by Anonymous on Jul 14, 2007 at 05:46 PM
    I don't understand the term price gouging. If gas is too high at one location go to another location. If you live in an area where fuel prices are constantly higher, consider relocation. Prices should be a reflection of a fair market, based on supply and demand. As long as we are willing to pay >$3 a gallon gas will stay above $3 and probably keep going up. I for one love living in Oklahoma and don't mind driving 40 miles to work. Do I wish gas was cheaper. Of course, but I'll pay that inconvience for this choice of life-style. If I truly hated paying for gas I'd have to reconsider moving to the east coast where other things like rent would be higher, but I would not have to drive. Thanks
  • by Anonymous on Jul 14, 2007 at 10:47 AM
    well in my opinion who wouldnt make the most out of something they had.. honestly if i owned an oil company or anyone of you owned one wouldnt you be trying to push the limit on your profits.. its how the world is these days in everything.. as long as people are being born in this country from today on there will be poeple trying to hassle you for the most of what you have..
  • by Wendy Location: oklahoma on Jul 14, 2007 at 09:36 AM
    Aparently these big guys in the oil industry feel 30 million a month profit just isn't enough to live off of. I feel it will take a huge strike to get the awareness of how badly we are being hurt. Even middle class america is hurting. When we have to spend our extra money on gas there is something wrong. Everything in the stores keep going up in price because off the cost of gas to get the shipments. so in all aspects we are getting royaly screwed. But as long as the rich don't give a rats behind because they aren't hurting and most law makers look the other way nothing will change. How is it that for generations they lived comfortably with gas prices at 1.00-1.50 a gallon and now it's not enough.Their life style hasn't necessarily changed. This is all about greed. Our economy is suffering teribly. The cost of living is outrages, manufacturing companies are leaving the country. THis is creating a vast climb in people being unemployed or struggling to even by a gallon of milk.What can be done ? Aparently it is up to the citzens to step up. No more talking we need a president and lawmakers that take action that will help us tremendusly. I don't feel a one day strike will be enough to get changes made. We need people in office that will take care of our country first then other countrys'. There is nothing wrong with helping others but how do you take the rafter out of your neighbors eye when you still have one in your own. You can't help others if you can't help yourself.
  • by Texoma Location: GC on Jul 14, 2007 at 08:38 AM
    Chris says we need more control of pricing but not government control? I hate to tell you bro but any control is going to be done by government. The magical "ompas" from Willy Wonka are real & can't help us control prices so the government would have to do it. Also, the pres has very little to do with the price of oil. You think we have high oil & gas prices because Bush owns 1000 wells in Texas? Where do you get your facts - the local barber shop? I not a real supporter of Bush but let's get real people. This is a much broader problem & we'll find most of the reason when we look in the mirrors. WE USE OIL - PERIOD. WE ARE OUR OWN WORST ENEMY!!
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