Oklahoma gasoline prices are down to a statewide average of $2.06 a gallon, a drop of nearly 5 cents in the past week, according to AAA Oklahoma.
Nationally, the average price is $2.20 per gallon. Gas prices fell lower heading into the Labor Day weekend, which marks the unofficial end to the summer driving season. This is two cents lower than a week ago and 18 cents less than a year ago, although it reflects a hike of 8 cents from a month ago. Pump prices are declining across the U.S.
“The statewide average today is down seven cents from where it was on August 30,” said Chuck Mai, spokesman for AAA Oklahoma. “But the drop is even more dramatic in Tulsa where the citywide average has plummeted 14 cents since August 31. Oklahoma City’s average has fallen 11 cents since August 30.”
Oklahoma City’s average dropped to $2.01 while Tulsa motorists are paying $2.02 a gallon.
Three Oklahoma cities have gasoline averages less than $2 a gallon. Shawnee has the lowest average at $1.97, a drop of 6 cents in the past week. The average in Muskogee is down to $1.98 and in Idabel, the average is $1.99. Stillwater motorists are paying the most for gas in the state, averaging $2.23 a gallon. Ponca City is at $2.16 while Altus is at $2.14 a gallon.
The nation’s least expensive states are South Carolina ($1.94), Alabama ($1.97), Mississippi ($1.98) and New Jersey ($1.99).
The West Coast remains the most expensive region in the country, led by Hawaii ($2.75), California ($2.67), Washington ($2.64) and Alaska ($2.53).
Another gasoline website, Gas Buddy, reports the cheapest gasoline is being pumped for $1.65 a gallon at the Shell station located at 12300 North May. In the Tulsa metropolitan area, the cheapest gasoline is being pumped for $1.87 a gallon at the Sam’s Club located at 4420 South Sheridan Road as well as the Costco location at 10220 South Memorial Drive.