It looks like the hit the stock market took a couple of weeks ago is starting to have an effect on the oil futures. Gas prices have dropped 15 cents in the past week to a low of 2.71.9. That's the low for what they call midgrade. Murphy's is generally the leader as the price changes here in the eastern Iowa. Most stations stay pretty close to Murphy's lead except for our one BP station. They always seem to stay at least five to six cents above the price most stations sell for.