Gasoline prices climbing in Oklahoma


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Gasoline prices across the nation have fallen slightly in the past week after the President’s latest release of crude from the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve. But in Oklahoma, prices are still climbing as the state’s average is four cents higher than a week ago with a new average of $3.71 per gallon of regular gasoline.
The national average as of Monday was $4.08 per gallon. AAA Oklahoma reports the state’s average a week ago was $3.67 and a year ago, the average price was $2.63.
Lawton has the lowest metropolitan average at $3.45 a gallon, a penny more than one week ago and 97 cents higher than a year ago when the average was $2.48 per gallon.
Motorists in Oklahoma City are paying an average of $3.79 per gallon this week, 5 cents more than a week ago. A year ago, the city’s average price was $2.59 per gallon.
Tulsa motorists are paying an average $3.54 per gallon, 8 cents more than last week at this time. The average price in Tulsa a year ago was $2.59 per gallon.
Coal County in the southeast part of Oklahoma continues with the highest average of $4.09, down slightly from previous record high gasoline prices in the county.
It is tied with Ellis County in the northwest for the same high average price of $4.09. Ellis and Coal Counties are the only counties in Oklahoma to have average prices of $4 or more.

Largest Weekly Decreases

  • Since last Thursday, these 10 states have seen the largest decreases in their averages: Connecticut (−31 cents), Michigan (−11 cents), Ohio (−11 cents), Wisconsin (−10 cents), Indiana (−10 cents), Georgia (−10 cents), Washington, D.C. (−9 cents), South Carolina (−9 cents), Nevada (−9 cents) and California (−9 cents).