Gasoline prices held steady in most of Oklahoma in the past week with an average of $2.59 a gallon but in Tulsa, prices dropped 5 to 6 cents a gallon.
AAA Oklahoma recorded Tulsa’s average at $2.55 and indicated it was 5 cents cheaper than a week ago. GasBuddy’s survey indicated the Tulsa average was $2.45, a drop of nearly 6.5 cents over the past week.
AAA Oklahoma stated that Oklahoma City motorists saw prices remain at $2.59 per gallon. In Lawton, the average was $2.54 according to AAA Oklahoma.
GasBuddy reported its survey of 669 stations in Oklahoma City showed a new average of $2.53 per gallon which is nearly 18 cents higher than a month ago. It also found the cheapest gas in Oklahoma City was $2.33 a gallon.
The highest prices in Oklahoma are in the southwestern part of the state. Drivers in Hollis are paying an average of $2.90 a gallon while those in Shattuck pay $2.85 a gallon.
Nationally, prices rose only one cent to reach a new average of $2.84 per gallon. AAA reported the average in Texas is $2.57; $2.64 in Kansas; $2.53 in Arkansas; $2.59 in Missouri; and $2.76 in New Mexico.
“The seemingly never-ending streak of rising gasoline prices has largely continued unabated across the country over the last week. Gas prices continue to drift higher, although the pace has slowed somewhat in the last week, but that may end soon as rumors point to an end to U.S. issued waivers that allowed countries to continue buying oil from Iran that may be announced as soon as tomorrow,” said Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy.