Oklahoma gas prices keep inching upward


Gasoline prices in Oklahoma rose at least 17 cents in the past week to reach an average this week of $3.56, reported AAA Oklahoma.

The average rose 3 cents in the past day. A week ago, Oklahoma motorists paid an average $3.39 a gallon for regular gasoline. A month ago, the average was $3.19.

Higher crude oil prices are being blamed for the increased cost of gasoline, along with some unscheduled maintenance at refineries and the intentional withholding of petroleum supplies by Saudia Arabia and Russia.

Nationally, the average is up to $3.82, which is 11 cents more than a week ago and 29 cents more than one month earlier.

Lawton drivers pay the lowest average at $3.35 but still saw a 24 cent gain over the past week and a 34-cent jump from a month earlier.

Oklahoma City’s average is $3.54, 18 cents more than a week ago and 35 cents higher than one month ago.

The average in Tulsa is $3.62, a 14 cent gain from last week and 45 cents more from last month.

The highest averages in the state are $3.94 in Greer County in the southwest and $34.90 in Ellis County in the northwest. Lowest averages are $3.34 in Cotton County and $3.35 in Comanche County.

States adjacent to Oklahoma included Texas at $3.49, Arkansas at $3.49, Missouri at $3.61, Kansas at $3.61, Colorado at $3.97 and New Mexico with an average price of $3.75 per gallon.