Gasoline prices eased only slightly in Oklahoma in the past week but still remain well over the $3-a-gallon level reported AAA.
The group said Oklahoma’s average as of Thursday was $3.12 a gallon, down from the $3.18 reported a week earlier but still 20 cents more than the $2.92 a gallon a month ago. Prices are nearly the same as they were one year ago when Oklahoma’s average was $3.14 per gallon.
The state’s average is still less than the national average of $3.43 per gallon. The national average fell 6 cents in the past week but is 15 cents more than a month ago and only 3 cents below the average a year ago.
Some parts of Oklahoma have higher averages including Coal County with the highest average price at $3.61 per gallon. Greer County is second highest at $3.48 while Jefferson County’s average is $3.45. Ellis County in the northwest averages $3.43 and Hughes County in the southeast reports an average price of $3.41 per gallon.
Prices in Oklahoma City average $3.12, a decline of 6 cents in the past week but still higher than the $2.89 average a month earlier. A year ago, prices averaged $3.10 per gallon in the city.
Tulsa’s average this week dropped to $2.95 after prices hit $3.09 last week. The city’s average a month ago was $2.94 while a year ago, the average was $3.17.
Lawton’s average is down to $2.93 per gallon compared to the $3.02 average a week earlier. It is also 20 cents more than the average a month ago and only 2 cents cheaper than the $2.95 average a year ago.
Oklahoma’s $3.12 average compares to $3.16 in Kansas, $3.94 in Colorado, $3.27 in New Mexico, $3.03 in Texas, $3.11 in Arkansas and $3.10 in Missouri.