The Norman Transcript

May 15, 2014

Finally, some pump relief


The Norman Transcript

NORMAN — We’re not sure what’s going on, but the price of gasoline is falling — just in time for the Memorial Day kickoff of the summer travel season.

The pump prices in Oklahoma stand at an average $3.396, but we’ve seen gasoline as low as $3.16 per gallon at some interstate discount stores. AAA Oklahoma said the pump price in Oklahoma is down more than seven cents per gallon from the price nearly a month ago.

Only Missouri had a lower price than Oklahoma on Tuesday.

“Oklahoma’s day-to-day pump price average has not risen for 14 days, which is typical for this time of the year following the conclusion of refinery maintenance,” said Chuck Mai, spokesman for AAA Oklahoma. “Barring unexpected geopolitical or refinery issues, it appears likely that prices have hit their springtime peak.”

We hope that’s the case as families prepare for summer travel, students return home from college and others head off to camps and summer jobs elsewhere.

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