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The Promise and Peril of $1 Gasoline in Oil-Rich Oklahoma

Gene Howell, an employee at Reeder's Auto and Tire in midtown Tulsa, Okla.

“It makes anybody happy when they get something for a lesser price,” he says. “Now, of course, that has all kinds of repercussions on the other side, you know, in a state like Oklahoma, where a lot of the tax revenues come from it.”

Report: Oklahoma No. 5 In Gas Price ‘Vulnerability’

Oklahoma ranked No. 5 in the percent of income drivers spent on gasoline in 2011. Click here to read more from the NRDC's report.

The average Oklahoma driver spent $2,818 on gasoline in 2011 — or about 7.56 percent of their annual income — the fifth-highest in the country, according to a new report from a national environmental group. Last year, Oklahoma ranked No. 6 in the National Resource Defense Council report, which used data from 2010. (Right-click here [...]

How High Gas Prices Hurt Gas Stations

Historic photo of the Glidewell Service Station in Beaver, Okla.

Gas station owners might watch pump prices more than commuters. It’s not as crazy as it sounds. When prices are high outside convenience stores, sales drop inside. Basically: Customers are using their money to fill their cars up, not to fuel themselves up with profitable snacks, sodas and heat lamp hot dogs.

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