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Oklahoma Drivers Get a Break at the Pump: AAA Official Says Gas Prices Will Continue Decline

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Oklahoma Drivers Get a Break at the Pump: AAA Official Says Gas Prices Will Continue Decline

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After a couple of tough weeks at the pump, Oklahomans are seeing some relief.

Chuck Mai of AAA Oklahoma said he expects more of the same.

"I think prices will continue to drop, and we'll see them continue to decline for the rest of June and into July," Mai said. "I wouldn't be surprised to see prices get down to $2.70. It's strange to call that low, but when you were looking at $3.30 a gallon, it's considerably lower."

The current statewide average of $3.02 for regular unleaded gasoline is 27 cents lower than it was on May 22, when a record of $3.29 was reached, and the state spent a while above the national average, which is quite unusual.

The current price is 2 cents lower than it was Thursday. A month ago, Oklahomans paid $2.93 per gallon on the average, and a year ago it was $2.67.

Nebraska's average of $3.19 is the highest in the region, followed by Kansas at $3. …

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