Gas prices on the rise again in Ardmore

By: Teddy Safo Email
By: Teddy Safo Email

ARDMORE, Okla. -- With crude oil prices at a record $97 a barrel, some U.S. drivers are shelling out $3 for a gallon of gas, but part of Texoma is paying even more than that.

Drivers across the U.S. are reaching further into their pockets to pay for gas, especially in southern Oklahoma where motorists have seen their gas climb over the $3 mark several times over the past 12 months.

It's a trend fuel experts are comparing to football.

"Gas prices have a lot in common right now with OU football. They both have extreme momentum, both are going up in the world, unfortunately for the consumer, it’s not good news."

Prices around Ardmore have steadily climbed. Many motorists like Cindy Sperry say Tuesday's price of $3.05 a gallon reminds them of the $3.29 per gallon they had to pay back in July.

"It’s making it extremely difficult for those of us that have to drive to our jobs, see family members out of town. It needs to stop."

Fuel experts from AAA say the state average is $2.94 a gallon, but they say Ardmore’s average price is higher because there aren't as many large gas stations here as there are in bigger cities like Oklahoma City, but he says we're all feeling the pinch, and the price spike is out of our control.

Despite what’s happening overseas, Kimberly Linville says we really don’t have much of a choice but to keep paying what gas stations are asking for.

"I don’t even look at prices any more. I don’t even look because I know what it’s going to say, but you got to have it, so I’m gonna go and pay now."


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  • by Bo Location: Country Life on Nov 11, 2007 at 02:27 PM
    when is the state or federal department going to step in and bust the CARTALE gang or mofia up. Dang you people know who they are, because one lives right next to me. Hey President Bush WAKEUP. KXII KEEP INVESTIGATING THE CARTALE. SENATE AND GOV. WAKE UP START INVESTIGATING AGAIN. THESE CARTALE PEOPLE ARE, AS I AM BEING TOLD ARE MEETING IN ARDMORE AND THE SURROUNDING AREA. DANG IF I CAN FIND OUT THAT MY NEIGHBOR IS COMNECTED AND IS IN THE CARTALE. IF I CAN FIND THESE THING OUT, WHY CANT THE GOV. OR SENATE OF OKLAHOMA FIND THESE PEOPLE,TOO. DON'T FIGURE DOES IT.
  • by Bo Location: Country Life on Nov 10, 2007 at 03:35 PM
    KXII, keep investigating the cartale. While you are at it, contact the state department and see if they are still investigating the Cartale mofia. President needs to get off his ass in the white house and investigate oil prices too. OH by the way him and his dad own oil wells in Texas. Don't figure does it.
  • by David York Location: Ardmore on Nov 7, 2007 at 08:02 PM
    Ardmore is now above the national average! who make the money $$$$$$$ i wonder ! We live and work here! Why not give Ardmore and everyone with in 50 miles a break. Fifteen cents a gal. wouldn't kill you ,would it !
  • by Gas Buyer #2 Location: Madill on Nov 7, 2007 at 11:56 AM
    I would like to know how a store can raise the price of their gas to an outrageous amount before they ever get a truck in to where their amount they pay is higher. And when one does it the rest follow in their footsteps. That can't be legal
  • by Gas Buyer Location: Madill on Nov 7, 2007 at 07:49 AM
    Gas in Madill is $3.03 so it's not just Ardmore that is paying high prices.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 7, 2007 at 07:03 AM
    Lame excuse. There aren't as many stations in Mead, Oklahoma either. They are always 10-20 cents cheaper than Ardmore.
  • by Smithee Location: Ardmore on Nov 7, 2007 at 07:02 AM
    This post from Sherman has no bearing on the matter. The truth is that over the past year or two, there has been several news reports on the gas prices in Ardmore being higher than anywhere else. There are plenty of gas stations here, so I feel the excuse is simply poor. It's an example of price gouging, and a state representative should do something about it. Anyone from Ardmore should take the time to complain. Although it's not a huge price hike and within prices of other areas, the fact is that it's a repetitive process and should be noted, and hopefully stopped.
  • by me Location: sherman on Nov 6, 2007 at 05:56 PM
    What's the big deal? It's $2.99 in Sherman. I'm sure it's because of some, some, some, reason or another.(?) I don't know anymore why the gas prices rise and never have known...maybe it's due to hot air up North??? VOTE!
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