Gasoline prices remain steady at end of summer driving season

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).