This article first appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Friday, December 5, 2014:
It made headline news when a OnCue Express station in Oklahoma City dropped its price for regular unleaded gasoline to $1.99 gallon on Wednesday. What didn’t make the headlines is what happened next: Drivers seeking to save a few pennies created long lines at OnCue, and so another station down the street, responding to the competition, cut its price to $1.98 a gallon. By the end of the day, another station located in nearby Moore, Oklahoma, cut its price to $1.95 a gallon.
Gas wars are back, helping consumers and providing living, breathing proof that, despite everything, the free market still works.