It was just last spring we were lamenting Enid seemed to be paying higher gas prices than a lot of other areas of the state. Then, in the summer, prices rose so astronomically, we all wondered if they would eventually get to $5.

Now, we’re under $2 a gallon, and Enid is paying some of the lowest gas prices in the state. And, many expect oil prices to remain low for little while — at least until the OPEC production cuts kick in.

The fact is, we don’t know what gas prices will be a week from now, a month from now or a year from now. What we do know is oil continues to be the number one fuel driving this economy, and it’s time to start focusing on some alternative fuels.

The high gas spikes in the summer caused quite a sell-off of gas-guzzling vehicles. There clearly has been less demand on fuel since those highest prices hit. Even though prices have lowered, we don’t have any confidence they are stable.

We can’t be deterred from our efforts to develop other fuel sources, and to continue with the same kind of fervor we’ve had when gas prices were going through the roof.

Americans should be wary of these low prices. Enjoy them while we can, but don’t expect them to last. Our national and state leaders need to continue on their path toward U.S. energy independence and alternative energy development.

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