December Gasoline Prices Won’t Get Any Better

Some holiday travel advice from AAA Oklahoma—-“Holiday bargains won’t be found at the gas pump this December.”

It’s the cautionary tale from the automobile association’s Leslie Gamble who said the national gas price average is $2.51 a gallon or 38 cents more than this time last year. She said Oklahomans will pay an average of $2.15 a gallon,  the sixth lowest average in the U.S.

“Despite a forecasted 5 to 20 cent decrease in the coming weeks, motorists will see higher than expected December gas prices, especially compared to year-end prices from 2015 and 2016,” said Gamble. “Driving factors for cheaper gas prices this winter include colder temperatures, the threat of inclement weather and online shopping.”

South Carolina is still cheapest in the country with an average of $2.12 a gallon followed by Alabama at $2.14. Oklahoma is tied with Mississippi and Arkansas with the $2.15 average.

The country’s highest average is in Florida at $2.37 a gallon. If you’re traveling to New Mexico, expect to pay an average of $2.30 a gallon. The average in Texas is $2.19