Gas at $3.29 in Ardmore

By: KXII Staff Email
By: KXII Staff Email

ARDMORE, Okla. -- The price of gas is now at $3.29 for just one gallon of gas in Ardmore as prices shot up again on Wednesday.

That's ten cents over night.

The gas in Ardmore is now 40 cents more than the national average. Back on Sunday, gas was at a steady $2.85.

Officials are saying it’s because of refinery problems. Some Oklahoma refineries are having equipment malfunctions, and Kansas refineries are having flooding issues.

The question on the minds of many of the town’s residents is why it spiked in Ardmore. Gas prices in Madill are $2.99 and in Denison is just $2.81.

AAA officials say that Ardmore isn't the only town like this in the country. Amarillo is at $3.30 and Corpus Christi is at $2.70 a gallon.

AAA says it’s just the high demand that has caused the increase.

First News will be contacting local refineries on Wednesday and will have more as it becomes available.

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  • by Gary Location: Tom Bean on Jul 12, 2007 at 02:05 PM
    High demand my sweet sister Sadie. Its oil company and oil supplier greed plain and simple. Prices went up here 11 cents a gallon at one store and a dime a gallon at the other. If the fuel companies didn't make sales for a couple of days a month it would do them just like it did the airlines afte 9/11. If we all don't get together on this we are going down, crime is going to go up and pretty much we are going to keep going into the toilet.
  • by brad Location: ardmore on Jul 12, 2007 at 09:01 AM
    It is simply a case of our local gas distributors gauging us for greed.
  • by Judy Location: Ardmore on Jul 12, 2007 at 08:59 AM
    If I remember correctly I read in the Ardmorite a while back that Ardmore does not get there gas from the refinery here or from Oklahoma it comes from the NE states so why then are we having to pay for the problems that the refineries are having why don't they plan ahead and use some of the billions they have made by overcharging us in the most recent past to pay for all of the work to get them updated. This is upsurd and it is called price gouging again. Our Government needs to get a handle on all of the situations so a person can survive or we will all be asking for Welfare. We won't be able to afford to work because of the gas issue and if we can't work we can not pay our bills (utilities, mortgage payments, and credit cards which are all being overcharged). How do the uneducated people survive that have to work on minimum wage or less that have families to feed. What it boils down to anyway you look at it is GREED so to you politicians get off your kesters and do something about it.
  • by Harry on Jul 12, 2007 at 07:49 AM
    Use your head folks! The best revenge in the world is to "shop with your feet". If a local business does not meet your needs...go somewhere else. If you hit them in the pocketbook you will be amazed at how fast they come around to doing the right thing. Oil companies have had a "hidden cartel" for decades. Unfortunately, oil companies are big contributors to elected officials so it is hard to get some relief. It is a little like the fox guarding the henhouse.
  • by Rhonda Location: Ardmore on Jul 12, 2007 at 07:03 AM
    Gas prices in Ardmore are outrageously out of control. For who to contact start at the top, State Atty General, then call the Corporation Commission and then your state representative. Something has got to give. I make more than minimum wage and I almost can't afford to drive to work; how are the minimum wage single mothers making it, or any minimum wage earner surviving? I drove outside of Ardmore to fill my tank. The money I saved on the fill up, was still greater than the fuel spent to get there.
  • by Ron Location: McKinney on Jul 12, 2007 at 06:05 AM
    Seriously, does anyone know what agencies consumers can contact in Oklahoma and Texas to report the unjustified price increases? We need to get these agencies involved, hopefully they will start giving out fines to the businesses that are price gouging.
  • by Michelle Location: Antlers on Jul 12, 2007 at 04:52 AM
    High gas prices are not just in Ardmore. Antlers is notorious for higher than average gas prices and all of the local stations amazingly have identical prices within minutes of each other. As of yesterday morning all stations had moved from $2.99 to $3.13 overnight. I too would like information on who to contact to report price gouging if in fact the station has not received a new shipment of gas for their pumps before raising their price.
  • by Creighton Location: Ardmore on Jul 12, 2007 at 03:48 AM
    I say we all band together and boycott these stations here in Ardmore. I mean we have a refinery right here in town. Valero right? I say we get our gas else where and pickett these people. Who's with me?
  • by bob Location: antlers on Jul 11, 2007 at 09:55 PM
    well actually in our town the gas prices are comparable to ardmore we travel alot and they all have been increasing.
  • by mary Location: stringtown on Jul 11, 2007 at 09:38 PM
    this is just another way to steel from the poor and give to the rich. there all a bunch of crooks
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