Gasoline prices have dropped in the past week in Oklahoma while nationally, prices are holding steady.
AAA Oklahoma reports the statewide average for a gallon of unleaded regular is $2.33 while the national average is $2.65. Nationally, the price is nine cents more expensive than last month but 26 cents cheaper than a year ago.
Prices in Oklahoma City average $2.33 a gallon, down five cents in the past week but still 8 cents higher than a month ago. Tulsa’s average is $2.25, down 8 cents from last week. Prices in Lawton average $2.26 a gallon.
The highest prices in Oklahoma are in Harmon county in the southwest where the average is $2.75 a gallon. Coal county in the southeast has an average of $2.65 a gallon.
Lowest prices stretch from $2.23 in Cotton County south of Lawton to $2.22 a gallon in Washington County in the northeast.
Oklahoma prices compare to $2.72 in Colorado; $2.60 in New Mexico; $2.30 in Texas; $2.38 in Kansas; $2.32 in Missouri and $2.31 in Arkansas.
While nationwide prices held steady over the past week, prices shot up 16 cents a gallon on average in California.
“All regions are seeing planned and unplanned refinery maintenance, but it is only the West Coast that is really seeing gasoline stocks tighten and gas prices increase,” said Jeanette Casselano, AAA spokesperson. “On the whole, we are seeing gasoline demand mostly push lower amid stable, but healthy gasoline stock levels which are ultimately keeping prices cheaper for most motorists.”