Gas Prices Slip due to Plummeting Demand Wildfires, switch to winter-blend fuels push pump prices lower

PORTLAND, Ore., – Demand for gasoline in the U.S. is down for the second week in a row and has fallen to the lowest level since mid-June. Declining demand due to wildfires and other factors as well as the switchover to winter-blend fuel are putting downward pressure on pump prices.

For the week, the national average loses three cents to $2.19 a gallon. The Oregon average slips a penny to $2.65.

Find details and graphics in the news release.

Ochoco National Forest Begins Pile Burning

Prineville, Ore. – With colder temperatures and precipitation in the forecast, firefighters will begin pile burning on the Ochoco National Forest and Crooked River National Grassland. Crews will start tomorrow with piles near Ochoco Divide just west of