Gas prices spike up again in Ardmore

By: Teddy Safo Email
By: Teddy Safo Email

ARDMORE, Okla. -- In Ardmore, gas prices are always on the see-saw, and on Friday those prices were back up. Motorists around town are wondering what caused the sudden jump.

The fluctuation of prices continues in Ardmore as several area stations shot up by at least ten cents between Thursday and Friday. Fuel experts say it’s not because of Labor Day weekend, but that it’s what’s brewing down south that’s causing the jump in prices.

Experts from AAA it’s the threat of Hurricane Dean that has caused the sudden jump at area pumps. Ever since Hurricanes Rita and Katrina, oil companies that supply fuel to Oklahoma from the Gulf Of Mexico are raising prices just in case there’s a disruption in production.

For the cheapest gas prices in our area, check the 'gas price' links along the left side of this page.

Regular unleaded was going for $2.68 a gallon as of Friday morning. Several stations are selling at $2.78 per gallon, but there are a few stations in the area selling under $2.70, such as Flying J for $2.67, Valero on Commerce for $2.68, and Loves for $2.69.

One AAA representative said, “They will have to come back down. That’s why competition is so important. It’s part of the three-legged stool: the supply, demand, and competition that helps set those prices."

Fuel experts say if prices were to drop in the area, it is up to the consumer. If motorists decide to fill up at stations selling gas cheaper that will force higher prices to drop.


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  • by FED UP! Location: Ardmore on Aug 24, 2007 at 02:51 PM
    I have traveled Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, and Utah along with Oklahoma and guess what??? Ardmore is the highest prices all over!! Hurricane Dean is just an excuse for Ardmore to once more dictate what people will pay! I have started going to Flying J in Ardmore, cheapest gas and just maybe everyone else will too, and it will stop this ridiculous charade! To everyone who lives in Ardmore, Flying J has the cheapest gas around.. believe me I have checked!
  • by Billy Jack Location: Gene Autry on Aug 20, 2007 at 01:09 PM
    When was the last time a Hurricane hit Oklahoma. Come you money hungry thief's at least give us a kiss edited by Staff
  • by Upset Location: Poorville on Aug 20, 2007 at 11:27 AM
    Please no one walk past the refinery and yell "Boo" or the gas prices will go up again.
  • by JC Location: Denison on Aug 20, 2007 at 09:04 AM
    I'm not a big conspiracy theorist and don't agree with the idea of price controls, but I just paid $2.56 in Plano, down $.09 from last week..the hurricane excuse just doesn't hold water this time. The prices should be uniformly up everywhere, not just in Ardmore.
  • by Hard working citizen Location: Ardmore on Aug 20, 2007 at 08:31 AM
    Boy they will look for anything to raise the prices, Labor Day Holiday is coming, expect another one! "Possible disruption of supply due to Hurricane Dean", Hah..no more like going for third continuous year fo record breaking profits....are these profits going to sustain big oil when the lifeblood has been sucked out of the working man/woman? What exactly are higher prices supposed to do? Create stockpiles, my answer is pad someones pocket.
  • by Gary Location: Tom Bean on Aug 20, 2007 at 06:14 AM
    Pure and simple rape of the people, thats all in the world it is. We are being raped, gouged, and ripped off. price of gas should not be over a buck fifty a gallon at the most.
  • by Russell Leasure Location: Wilson on Aug 18, 2007 at 01:52 PM
    You said that prices are going up in case that Huricane Dean disrupts oil out put in the Gulf, it seems that the key words here are {in case} so tell me if we get our money back {in case} it don't? R Leasure
  • by cd Location: anywhere on Aug 18, 2007 at 05:39 AM
    just another way for big companies to line their pocket books
  • by calvin Location: kingston, okla. on Aug 17, 2007 at 08:24 PM
    WHATEVER !!!! The only reason that the gas prices go up is MONEY!! Somebody needed a raise somewhere in the gas company world. Hurricane my a**!! I cant, for the life of me, ever remember gas prices raising up just because of a hurricane. Ill tell you what it is. When the price of gas went up the morning of September 11th, 2001, they figured they would just keep doing it because everybody needs it, and the gas company's just wasnt making enough money for their bank rolls. And im sure that our sorry a**government has their greedy paws in it to. That is probably the reason why congress doesnt do nothing about it. Because the gas companys are paying their crooked a**es off. Our constitution has been raped and pilleged to the point that it doesnt even exist anymore. I have no faith in our sorry a** government. GOD BLESS OUR PISS POOR AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND LETS SCREW THE HELL OUT OF THE LITTLE MAN !! AMEN AMEN edited by KXII Staff
  • by JC Location: Denison on Aug 17, 2007 at 03:57 PM
    That is stupid. Gas prices are down in Dallas and Plano...the hurricane threat is just an excuse, made obvious by the inconsistent pricing.
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