- Ada, Oklahoma


September 26, 2012

Letters to the Editor

Ada —  

Editor, The Ada News:

After living in the Ada area for 17 years, I have never understood why gasoline prices are nearly always higher here than in our neighboring communities.

This past week, most Ada stations were selling unleaded fuel for $3.899. The Love's Station on West Main Street was listed at $3.929.

But down in Sulphur, gas was $3.809; gas in Stratford was $3.779; gas in Asher was $3.759; and in Shawnee, I paid $3.699 for Conoco.

Furthermore, according to the Daily Oklahoman on Saturday, September 22, the state average was $3.757, fourteen cents less than here.

What is so incomprehensible is we have to pay more than the national average of $3.833. On September 23, CBS reported the national average to be $3.81. We know this includes the high-priced East Coast and West Coast. To charge Ada residents significantly more than the national average is shameful greed. I have no idea who sets the fuel prices here, but it's obvious we are being grossly and unfairly overcharged.

Where there is a problem, there is usually a solution. Therefore, I would encourage our city council or chamber of commerce to discuss this matter and then pursue it with the applicable oil companies and distributors. A "laugh-in-the-face" should not be an acceptable answer. We aren't asking for favors or special treatment. We are only asking for fair and equal treatment.

The great, hard-working citizens of Ada shouldn't be overcharged for gasoline. Let's see if we can remedy this situation.


Gary Brandt



Editor, The Ada News:

An accident happened in Latta on the road in front on my house today. A beautiful small, large-eyed, blonde dog was killed by a car.

It wasn't the dog's fault. Everyone knows a dog doesn't have the smarts to check the street for vehicles before crossing. They just follow their noses.

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