Gas prices a moving target, rise in Tulsa

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Reported by: Sara Whaley
Updated: 10/15/2013 12:00 am Published: 10/14/2013 11:31 pm

On Monday, FOX23 told you how the government shutdown and the drop in demand for gas could be part of the reason gas prices have dropped, but this is very much a moving target.

Just before 7:30 Monday night, FOX23 saw gas prices go back up by 12 cents a gallon.

When we drove in at 7 Monday evening, gas was $2.87 a gallon.

The price had customers excited.

"I filled up for $62, it normally takes $80," Kris Barrow told FOX23.

FOX23 contacted AAA Monday about the recent drop in prices.

Officials tell us it may be the silver lining in this government shutdown.

Among the reasons for the drop, thousands of federal workers aren't going to work.

That's effecting supply and demand, plus the price of crude oil has dropped over the past 40 days.

Still some customers think the prices are still too high.

"It's better than 3-something a gallon, but whenever it used to be $1.25, it's pretty sad that $2.87 makes you happy," Tanya Potter told FOX23.

Others who drove up just after 7:30 p.m. were even more disappointed.

We watched gas prices jump 12 cents from $2.87 to $2.89, and when we told Rick Sampley he'd just missed cheaper prices, he responded with, "oh my goodness. A penny saved is a penny earned. It would have added a little more gas in my tank."

AAA officials are certain gas prices will drop through December although they aren't sure how much.

Customers aren't convinced.

"It comes down about 2 or 3 cents at a time. Actually it's coming down quicker than I thought, but when it does go back up it always jumps 10 or 15 cents at a time," Barrow said.

Little did he know, he wouldn't have to wait very long.

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Broman - 10/15/2013 10:40 AM
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That's no surprise....If you fart too loud the gas prices will go up.

HeatherinOK - 10/15/2013 12:31 AM
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2.87 to 2.89 is 2 cents not 12 cents
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