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Oklahoma Voices:
Examining High Gas Prices in Oklahoma (Jun 15, 2008)

Traditionally, Memorial Day marks the start of the summer driving season, when Oklahomans get in their cars and enjoy the freedom of the open road. But with the cost of gasoline nearing four dollars a gallon, many are choosing to take their vacations closer to home this year. Chuck Mai of AAA Oklahoma joins us to discuss the effects the price spike is having on both drivers and businesses across the state, and whether some of the solutions proposed by the Presidential candidates might make any difference.

Then University of Oklahoma International Programs Center Vice-Provost Zach Messitte (pictured above on right) and OU School of International and Area Studies Professor Joshua Landis (left) speak with Larry Grillot, the Dean of OUís Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy. Grillot talks about forces within global politics and the oil and gas industry that have contributed to the record-setting prices.

Finally, Jay Wolf of the Nebraska Cattlemenís Association speaks about the differing views beef producers have on the emerging ethanol industry. He spoke last October at the 2007 Oklahoma Biofuels Conference in Oklahoma City.

WEB EXTRAS:
View current gas price averages for Oklahoma and the rest of the country

See a chart of how gas prices have changed over the past few decades

Planning on taking a trip? Calculate the estimated fuel cost with AAAís Fuel Cost Calculator

Find the cheapest gas near you

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