Gasoline prices continue their downward tumble in Oklahoma

Winter isn’t officially here but you couldn’t tell it by the prices at the gasoline pumps. Winter usually means lower prices but they’re already here, reaching an average of $2.39 a gallon in Oklahoma, a 12-cent drop in the past week.

AAA Oklahoma reports this week’s average is approaching the $2.36 average one year ago in the state. The state’s average is among the lowest in the nation. Nationally, the average is $2.74 a gallon.

Missouri has a $2.37 average while drivers in Arkansas pay an average of $2.45. In Kansas, the average is $2.47 while in Colorado it’s up to $2.80.

Drivers in New Mexico are paying $2.65 while those in Texas pay $2.40 a gallon.

In Oklahoma, the highest prices continue to be in the western part of the state. They’ve dropped to $2.90 a gallon in Hollis in the southwest and $2.81 in Shattuck. Wagoner county in the northeast is the lowest in the state with an average of $2.23 a gallon while Oklahoma County’s average is $2.25.

Among the cities, Tulsa is lowest at $2.27. Lawton’s average is $2.29 and the average in Oklahoma City is $2.30 a gallon.

The government reported earlier that the demand for gasoline last week was 9.1 million barrels a day which was 160,000 less than the previous week and 400,000 barrels a day less than at this time a year ago.

As a result, the dropping demand means lower prices at the pump.