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If you’re keeping count, the average price of gasoline in the U.S. is up for the 35th straight day!  Winter isn’t typically a time when demand rises at the gas pump, but prices have climbed a whopping 48 cents since late January, according to AAA. There’s pain at the pump no matter where you live, but some parts of the country are feeling it more than others. When prices in Tulsa, where… Read More

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Grumbling about gas prices?  They keep climbing, and the peak travel season is still ahead of us. But we live in the part of the country… the central U.S. …. that consistently sports the lowest pump prices. GasBuddy.com keeps track of gas prices.  And look who has the lowest this week?  The cheapest city for gas was Tulsa, followed by Fargo, ND, Billings, MT, and Amarillo, TX. Chicago, though, isn’t cooperating with the… Read More

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A couple of gas-related stories. One is good news for people who use their cars for business. The other isn’t bad, but it indicates that gas prices may not go down as quickly as first thought. IRS hikes mileage rate High gas prices have led the Internal Revenue Service to raise the gas mileage rate. The IRS will now let drivers get back an additional four and a half cents per mile. Starting… Read More

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More and more people want to live closer to work. Not because they love their job, but because of the skyrocketing price of gasoline.  The cost of gas is influencing where people are choosing to buy a home, according to a new survey. A Coldwell Banker Real Estate survey found people want to shorten the distance between home and work, and gas prices are the main reason for that.  Here are a… Read More

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I don’t know about where you live, but gas prices jumped sharply Wednesday in the Tulsa metro. Prices shot up more than a dime a gallon to $3.75. What? Haven’t we been reporting that some experts say gas prices could fall nearly 50 cents a gallon by July, the peak for summer vacationing? You can blame flooding along the Mississippi for the spike in prices this time. CNNMoney reports that the refineries… Read More

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Although crude oil prices have dropped, gas prices haven’t. Gas has risen about a dollar since January. That has drivers anxious to cut costs. But AAA says that many gas-saving strategies are mere myths. At $3.65 a gallon in Tulsa, and higher elsewhere, drivers are looking for any way to cut costs. There are ways to save money at the pump, but AAA Oklahoma tells NewsChannel 8 that a lot of tips… Read More

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Here we go again! Gas prices shot up again overnight. I snapped this photo on my way to work today. Prices went up a dime. I realize $3.69 may be “cheap” compared to where you live (Chicago is reported to have the highest prices in America), but no matter where you fill up, it’s painful. Big profits for Big Oil While the soaring gas prices are putting a strain on drivers, the oil… Read More

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With prices at the pump edging higher, we’re looking for ways to reduce frustration and save money. There are a few simple things you can do to save gas and money… with little planning, little or no cost… and while you’re out on-the-go. First off – slow down. Gas mileage starts to decrease rapidly at speeds over 60 miles per hour, and the Department of Energy estimates that slower speeds can trim… Read More

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The other day I was at the gas station filling up my SUV. It was painful. I stood there staring at the pump, as the cost of the fill-up climbed higher and higher. I muttered something under my breath. Maybe I should have taken another approach. Prayer at the pump On Saturday a church in Georgia plans to gather at a gas station and pray for prices to drop. It’ll be the… Read More

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Gas prices keep going up, up, up. They’re around 3.45 a gallon for regular unleaded right now in Tulsa. Much higher in other parts of the country. But if that isn’t painful enough, AAA found that fuel isn’t the only cost of owning a car that’s on the way up. Higher gas prices might be the most obvious cost of owning and operating a car, but they’re not the only numbers creeping… Read More

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As gas prices continue to climb, we’re always looking for ways to squeeze an extra buck or two out of the nozzle.  And sometimes what we do doesn’t save any money, but it sure makes us feel a little better. Here are a few I’ve tried: “It’s got to be cheaper somewhere else.” Drive an extra ten miles to find that gas station that sells it for a penny less a gallon…. Read More

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