Gasoline Averages $2.13 a Gallon in Oklahoma…..5th Lowest in the Nation

Oklahoma’s gasoline prices now average $2.13 a gallon, about the same as a week ago. They are also the 5th lowest statewide average in the U.S. according to AAA Oklahoma.

The national average price for regular unleaded gasoline is $2.35 a gallon and 23 cents higher than one year ago.

“With summer demand running a full steam ahead, drivers can expect prices to continue rising,” said Mark Madeja, AAA Oklahoma spokesman. “This is simple supply and demand.”

He said the silver lining is the positive effect it has on the economy as record numbers of Americans are still taking vacations and driving trips. Gasoline demand reached a new weekly record of 9.842 million barrels a day, according to the Energy Information
Administration. The EIA said the 2017 demand average over the past four weeks is nearly one percent more than a year ago.

Oklahoma’s average is up 12 cents from one month ago and 16 cents higher than a year ago.

Oklahoma City’s average is $2.09 while the average in Tulsa is $2.14. The cheapest gasoline in the state is found in Yukon where the average is $2.02 and in Checotah with an average of $2.03.

The most expensive gasoline price is found in Clinton where the average is $2.21 a gallon. Averages in Guthrie and Altus are $2.20 a gallon.

 Across the U.S., South Carolina and Mississippi have the lowest average at $2.09 a gallon followed by Alabama at $2.10 and Arkansas at $2.11.

The biggest jump in prices was seen in Missouri where the average shot up 9 cents in the past week, reaching a new average of $2.17. Iowa’s average shot up 8 cents.