Oklahomans are seeing gas prices falling below $3 throughout the Oklahoma City metro.
Here’s a list of some of the cheapest locations:
$2.95 – Big C Neighborhood Market
5201 S. Pennsylvania Ave & SW 51st St
$2.96 – Sam’s Club
9000 NW Passage & NW Expy
$2.96 – EZ Food Mart
1401 SW 59th St near S Blackwelder Ave.
$2.97 – Love’s
845 SE 89th St & S I-35 Service Rd
Signs at the pump are catching the eye, $2.96, $2.98 and $2.99
According to oil analysts, shrinking gas prices are due to record high refining in the U.S., shrinking consumer demand and slumping crude oil prices.
Low fuel costs are not only pleasing to drivers, but large companies, such as Loves, who determine what you pay to fill up your tank.
“We’re constantly trying to find the cheapest cost,” said Brent Bergevin, Director of Transportation with Loves Travel Stops & Country Stores.
Within a 50 mile radius of Oklahoma City, Loves operates nearly 20 different gas and diesel stations.
Officials said 20 years ago, customers would go to the same gas station every day, but in today’s age, it’s different.
High traffic at the pump is determined by the numbers on the signs and beating competitors.
“That’s why you see price signs on the street, they’re really reflecting, if that’s a penny cheaper, they’re going to go there because moneys tights, everybody’s pocket is tight,” said Bergaevin.
Filling up your gas tank can be considered an emotional commodity, when you see high prices, you sometimes cringe.
“It’s really depressing,” said Brianna Sharp.
However, when you see low prices that could strike a whole different mood.
“We just gassed up the other day over there for $3.10 so now to see it at $2.97 it’s like wow, 13 cents in four days,” said Sharp.