As prices at the pump continue to rise a lot of Oklahomans are concerned about price gouging and if gas stations across the state are guilty of taking advantage of recent events to line their own pockets.There are at times a wide range of gas prices depending upon where you live and work, are these stations price gouging and driving the cost per gallon up unnecessarily, or worse than that deliberately? Maybe, but unlikely.

It can be suspicious when you're driving around town and the average price per gallon can be anywhere from a .10 to .40 cent difference. So how could there be such a wide price range for gas and all in the same town or 15-mile radius? Most of this can be explained by when and how much was paid by the station when they last purchased gas. So it all depends on what the cost was at the time when the station bought gas and even how much it will cost to replace or refill the tanks once emptied. More often than not this is what causes the price differences vs. gas stations' price-gouging customers. However, that's not to say it doesn't happen.

You can expect gas prices to fluctuate and there are even times when stations even across the street from one another will have different prices. Now if you see a station whose price is .40 to .50 cents higher per gallon you might want to reconsider filling up there for obvious reasons. First, who wants to pay more? Second, if it's that much higher there's a chance they are price gouging. If you do see that and suspect that they're price gouging you can contact the Oklahoma Attorney General's Consumer Protection Unit by calling (405)-521-2029 or send them an email at consumerprotection@oag.ok.gov to report price gouging.

A great way to avoid paying too much at the pump or driving around aimlessly wasting gas looking for the best price is by using the GasBudddy mobile app. It uses GPS to track prices and can tell you the best place to fill up for less no matter where you're at. You can click here for all the details on the app and instructions on how to download and use it. Also, protect your fuel as gas theft has increased tenfold over the past couple of weeks. A lot of people have had their gas stolen or siphoned out of their vehicles. Click here for some tips and tricks to keep would-be gas thieves away from your vehicle and gas tank.

Cheapest Places To Buy Gas In Oklahoma

If you're planning a road trip, you might try to pattern your fueling stops in these places.

Funny, Crazy & Unusual Street Names Found in Oklahoma

One thing's for sure, Oklahoma has a ton of funny, unusual, and downright crazy street names. Across the Sooner State in every town, city, and rural community you'll find hilarious streets and roads with some of the most bizarre names you can think of. When they were named, more than likely years ago, I'm sure no one thought they would be considered crazy or funny at the time. Well, times have changed! Now some of these street names had to be deliberately named by someone with a great sense of humor. At least in my opinion anyway. Scroll through the photo gallery to check out some of Oklahoma's funniest and craziest street names. If you know of a funny or crazy street or road name in Oklahoma take a quick photo of the sign and submit it to critter@townsquaremedia.com and we'll include it in the photo gallery below.

Fun & Kid Friendly Oklahoma Vacation Destinations

Far too often, some bored Karen whose only personality trait is complaining about everything will say something along the lines of "There's nothing to do in Oklahoma..." That's simply not true. There is a ton of stuff to do in Oklahoma that you and the kids will love, you just have to know where to find that stuff and have the gumption to hop off the couch and go do some of it.

Top 10 most terrifying towns & scary cities in Oklahoma

While Oklahoma is well known for its beauty and friendly people there are a few places in the Sooner State you'll want to avoid. These are the most terrifying towns and scary cities in the state. It's not that they're bad places, or plagued with crime and other negative factors. The towns and cities below have one single thing in common. They all have active paranormal and supernatural phenomenons. From ghost stories to urban legends and tragic tales. A lot of these places are well known to those who live in Oklahoma and even all over the nation. If you're looking to get scared or do a little ghost hunting you can start with the list below.