Environment, Education, Energy: Policy to People

Budget Briefing: Tulsa Beating OKC on Gas Prices

In the news this morning:

Gas Price Jumps 12 Cents in Tulsa, Northeastern Oklahoma; Fuel Cost Still Lower Than OKC, Nation “Tulsa motorists are better off, relatively speaking, than the rest of the nation and even their neighbors in Oklahoma City. AAA listed the national average at $3.93 per gallon, while Oklahoma City was at $3.74.” (tulsaworld.com)

Oklahoma City’s Devon Energy Expanding Oil Prospects “Devon is spending all of its capital this year on oil and liquids-rich projects. “We are not drilling dry gas wells,” due to stagnant natural gas prices, said Dave Hager, Devon’s executive vice president of exploration and production.” (newsok.com)

House Democrats Oppose Ccutting State Personal Income Taxes “Reducing such a large funding source of state government without an alternate source of funding will cause cutbacks to core services such as public safety and roads and bridges, they say.” (newsok.com)

Deal Reached on Okla. Capitol Repairs “The chairman of Oklahoma’s powerful House Appropriations Committee says a deal has been reached with the Senate on a $200 million state bond issue that would fund repairs to the state’s crumbling Capitol and other nearby buildings. Yellow barricades block the Capitol’s south steps for fear chunks of limestone and mortar could fall.” (tulsaworld.com)

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