Gasoline prices remained steady over the Labor Day weekend in Oklahoma and across the U.S. as the summer driving season came to an end.
Oklahoma’s average of $2.62 was among the ten lowest in the country but the honors went to Alabama and South Carolina where averages were $2.53 a gallon.
Nationally, the average was $2.84. Oklahoma’s highest average was in the northwest city of Arnett where drivers were greeted with an average $2.909 at the pumps. Motorists just to the south around Sayre paid an average $2.87 per gallon.
The cheapest gasoline in the state is still in Lawton where the average is $2.48, up two cents a gallon. Nowata, just north of Tulsa wasn’t far off with a county average of $2.50.
Tulsa’s average of $2.58 was an increase of a penny a gallon. Oklahoma City drivers paid $2.61 on average, one cent higher than a week ago.
Prices in surrounding states included $2.59 in Texas, $2.57 in Arkansas, $2.64 in Missouri, $2.66 in Kansas, $2.76 in New Mexico and $2.88 in Colorado.
- The nation’s top 10 most expensive markets are: Hawaii($3.76), California ($3.60), Washington ($3.37), Alaska ($3.32), Idaho ($3.26), Oregon ($3.25), Utah ($3.20), Nevada ($3.19), Connecticut ($3.04) and Pennsylvania ($3.03).
- The nation’s top 10 largest weekly changes are: Ohio (+10 cents), Michigan (+5 cents), Wyoming (+4 cents), Florida (-4 cents), Colorado (+3 cents), South Dakota (-3 cents), Georgia (-3 cents), Kansas (-3 cents), Missouri (-3 cents) and Utah (+2 cents).