Your cheaper gas prices are hurting the men and women — mostly white men — who manage Oklahoma’s largest energy companies. 

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  • Madeline Hancock

Your cheaper gas prices are hurting the men and women — mostly white men — who manage Oklahoma’s largest energy companies.

While most Americans are celebrating lower fuel prices, Oklahoma, which is highly dependent on the oil and gas industry, does better with higher gas prices.

The stocks of energy giants like Devon and Chesapeake have taken hits with oil prices dropping and city and state leaders are concerned about what it could mean for the economy long-term.

Colder temperatures in the coming weeks could drive up the demand for natural gas and new drilling technology could also help local energy company stocks rebound, but every time you fill your gas tank for less than $30 some energy executive had to sell another yacht.

Don’t you feel like a jerk?

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