Price Of Gasoline Drops Below $2 A Gallon In Tulsa Metro
TULSA, Oklahoma - Gasoline prices are falling across northeast Oklahoma and at many convenience stores, it is now below $2 a gallon.
Tuesday morning, News On 6 viewers began sending us photos of $1.99 gas prices at QuikTrips across the Tulsa area.
Viewers are also reported Kum & Go's in Tulsa area communities are also selling gasoline at $1.99 a gallon.
And the lower price for gasoline is not just in the Tulsa area, a South Coffeyville gas station has gas at $1.97 a gallon.
We spoke to drivers as they filled up Tuesday. The majority said they are happy with the lower price but a few expressed concern. That's because the local economy is based on crude oil. Every time gasoline prices drop it can be bad for the oil industry.
Needless to say, we saw a lot of people around Tulsa smiling as they got gas Tuesday.
Earlier this month, the Energy Department slashed its prediction for next year's average price of gasoline across the U.S., this time to $2.60 a gallon. That would be 23 percent below this year's projected average and the lowest full-year average since 2009.
AAA Oklahoma said last week, the average for a gallon of self-serve regular has fallen for 41 consecutive days, down from a high of $3.53 in June 2014.