Gasoline prices have dropped in the past two weeks since Hurricane Harvey hit south Texas with some Oklahoma City gasoline stations pumping it at $1.99 a gallon.
GasBuddy.com reports those are the lowest prices in Oklahoma with a few convenience stores and stations selling it for $2.01 and $2.02 a gallon. In Tulsa, prices vary from $2.19 to $2.36 a gallon.
Fuel shortages have disappeared for the most part in south Texas but a few isolated cases are reported in parts of Houston, Dallas and San Antonio.
GasBuddy reported the average in Houston for regular unleaded gasoline was $2.48, still higher than the $2.10 average before Harvey hit the coast.
Nationally, GasBuddy had the average at $2.67 a gallon, a drop of only one cent and still 35 cents higher than before Hurricane Harvey.
“Harvey may be long gone, but his wrath continued to drive gasoline prices up in much of the country in the last week,” said Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst for GasBuddy. “However, the effects are finally starting to weaken as refineries return to production and fuel begins to flow once again from many Houston refineries.”