While domestic crude inventories added more than 3 million barrels of oil last week, gasoline prices in Oklahoma and other states dropped. Prices in Oklahoma plunged up to 8 cents as the statewide averaged reached $2.47 a gallon, according to AAA Oklahoma.
The national average dropped 6 cents to reach $2.76 a gallon as of Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. While Oklahoma’s statewide average was down to $2.47, some parts of the state are seeing much more expensive gasoline.
Motorists in Hollis and Harmon county in the southwest are paying an average of $3 a gallon while prices are up to $2.88 an average in Alva in the north and $2.87 in Shattuck in the northwest.
On the other hand, motorists in other parts of the state are seeing cheaper prices such as the $2.33 a gallon average reported by AAA in Okfuskee county where Okemah is the county seat. Drivers in Lawton pay an average of $2.35 a gallon. Oklahoma City and Tulsa motorists pay an average of $2.39 a gallon.
Drivers in adjacent states pay varying amounts. Texas has an average of $2.48 while drivers in Missouri pay two cents a gallon cheaper at $2.46. Those in Kansas see $2.56 on average while drivers in Arkansas pay an average of $2.51.
Motorists in New Mexico pay $2.70 on average while Colorado drivers deal with an average of $2.85 a gallon.