Tulsa and Oklahoma City drivers are paying less than the statewide average for gasoline, according to the latest report from AAA Oklahoma. While the U.S. average is $2.42 a gallon, the statewide average is $2.15, up six cents from one month ago. Tulsa drivers are paying $2.11 a gallon and Oklahoma City drivers are averaging $2.13 a gallon these days.
“Oklahoma’s lower state average price – down a nickel over the past 10 days – is beating the national trend,” said Chuck Mai, spokesman for AAA Oklahoma. “The nationwide gas price average is at its 2017 high, but summer demand has not yet kicked in and it’s likely pump prices will rise in the coming weeks. Based on recent American Petroleum Institute reports, U.S. gasoline deliveries in March were the second highest March deliveries ever recorded, confirming the forecast that demand is on track for the summer.”
Oklahoma ranks second in the nation for the cheapest gasoline, only behind South Carolina ($2.12). Other states rounding out the top five states with the least expensive average gasoline prices in the nation include Mississippi), Tennessee and Arkansas at $2.17 a gallon.