Oklahoma remains among the 10 states with the lowest gasoline price average as the President’s release of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve helped send global oil prices falling.
AAA Oklahoma reported the state’s new average is $3.74, down 7 cents from a week ago and 20 cents cheaper than one month ago. The national average is $4.17, also 7 cents lower than last week and 25 cents cheaper than a month ago.
However, the average price in Oklahoma City is $3.80 per gallon, or 20 cents more than the $3.60 average in Tulsa. Oklahoma City’s average is 5 cents lower than a week ago and 27 cents higher than a month ago.
Tulsa drivers saw a 12-cent drop in the price of gasoline over the past week and their average price at the pump is only 3 cents more than a month ago, according to AAA.
Sixteen counties in Oklahoma still have average prices at $4 or more with Coal County’s $4.17 average the highest in the state. The cheapest gasoline is found in Lawton where the average is $3.53 a gallon, 15 cents lower than a week ago and 13 cents higher than a month ago.
AAA reported the nation’s top 10 largest weekly decreases: Connecticut (−27 cents), Michigan (−10 cents), Wisconsin (−9 cents), Indiana (−9 cents), Georgia (−8 cents), Ohio (−8 cents), North Carolina (−8 cents), South Carolina (−8 cents), Texas (−7 cents) and Rhode Island (−7 cents).
The nation’s top 10 least expensive markets: Missouri ($3.73), Oklahoma ($3.75), Kansas ($3.75), Arkansas ($3.77), Maryland ($3.79), Texas ($3.80), Nebraska ($3.83), South Carolina ($3.85), Iowa ($3.85) and Wisconsin ($3.86).
Gasoline prices in surrounding states include $3.74 in Kansas, $3.97 in Colorado, $4.10 in New Mexico, $3.79 in Texas, $3.76 in Arkansas and $3.72 in Missouri.