Oklahoma now has the cheapest gas in the Midwest as the national average hit $2.26 per gallon, according to a report issued Tuesday by AAA Oklahoma.
After steadily rising slightly above $2 a gallon, Oklahoma’s average price for regular self-serve gasoline fell by a whopping 19 cents from a month ago to a statewide average of $1.95 per gallon.
“Gasoline stocks in our region are healthy, sitting at 3.3 million barrels ahead of this time last year,” said Chuck Mai, spokesman for AAA Oklahoma. “As stocks continue to increase, gas prices continue to fall. Today’s state average is 25 cents below the 2017 high of $2.20 recorded on April 14.”
The Oklahoma City metro is paying an average of $1.92 per gallon, down nearly 20 cents than a month ago. Last year, the average price for a gallon of gasoline in Oklahoma City was $2.08 per gallon.
For the Tulsa area, the average price this week for a gallon of gasoline is $1.86. That’s a quarter lower than one month ago. During the same time last year, Tulsa drivers paid an average of $2.03 per gallon.
Wagoner posted the lowest prices per gallon at $1.83 followed by a tie between Claremore, Broken Arrow and Bartlesville at $1.84. Woodward topped the pump price list at $2.14 per gallon. Stigler posted $2.12, Ada had $2.11 and Mustang averaged $2.10 per gallon.
Four states have average gas prices at $2.00 per gallon or lower. They include South Carolina ($1.93), Oklahoma ($1.95), Alabama ($1.99) and Mississippi ($2.00).
GasBuddy.com reveals the lowest cash price for gasoline in the Oklahoma City market is $1.66 a gallon at the 59 Mart located at the intersection of Southwest 59th and Blackwelder Avenue. CM Food Mart located at 6201 Northwest 10th Street offers a rate of $1.67 a gallon. In the Tulsa metro area, a visit to Costco or one of the Sam’s Club stores is in order, where gas is $1.74 a gallon.