Oklahoma gasoline prices stayed nearly the same in the pas week, reaching an average of $2.10 a gallon, a penny jump, according to AAA Oklahoma.
The $2.10 average is down 7 cents from one month ago. Tulsa’s average is $2.04, unchanged from last week. The average in Oklahoma City is $2.10, up a penny from a week ago. The national average is $2.36 a gallon.
“It’s kind of funny,” said Chuck Mai with AAA Oklahoma. “There are a number of factors pushing and pulling gasoline prices right now, but for every one that is putting upward pressure on prices, there’s another that is keeping prices low.”
The stable prices will be welcomed by drivers hitting the highways this Memorial Day weekend. An estimated 34 million Americans will be on the road, which is 800,000 more drives than last year. The increased road travel could cause pump prices to increase into the summer months. AAA Oklahoma says they might even return to the higher national averages reported in April.
The average price in Kansas is $2.16 a gallon. Drivers heading into Texas can expect to pay an average $2.18 while those in Arkansas and Missouri are finding prices at $2.10 a gallon. Take a drive down I-40 west to New Mexico and the average is $2.33, same as in Colorado. Nebraska’s average is $2.29 while the average in Louisiana is $2.13 a gallon.