Gasoline prices across the U.S. are approaching the prices of a year ago, but in Oklahoma, they already exceed the price at the pump from last year. The state’s average means Oklahoma is no longer among the handful of southern states with the lowest prices in the country.
Oklahoma’s average, according to AAA, is $3.62 per gallon this week, higher than the $3.51 average reported this week one year ago. Prices all over the state are higher than last year at this time with at least 16 counties reporting averages of $3.72 to $4.04 per gallon. Oklahoma’s average rose 3 cents in the past week and is now 43 cents more than the $3.19 average recorded one month ago.
Coal County in the southeast has the highest average at $4.04 while Greer County in the southwest is second highest at $4.01.
Lawton still has some of the cheapest gasoline in the state with an average of $3.48 per gallon, 9 cents higher over the past week and 51 cents more than a month ago.
Oklahoma City’s average is $3.62, a gain of 6 cents in the past week and 45 cents higher than one month earlier. Tulsa’s average is $3.61, 3 cents cheaper than a week ago but still 42 cent more than a month ago.
Oklahoma prices compare to $3.48 in Texas and Arkansas, $3.66 in Kansas, $4.03 in Colorado, $3.82 in New Mexico, and $3.60 in Missouri.