Filling up at the gas pumps costs more in Oklahoma than a year ago



Forget the thought of falling gasoline prices. Oklahomans are now paying far more for a gallon of gasoline than they did one year ago.

The statewide average, according to AAA Oklahoma, reached $3.19 this week, a penny higher than a week ago, 32 cents more than a month ago and 18 cents higher than a year ago.

Some Oklahomans are paying far more than $3.19 per gallon. The highest average is in Coal County in the southeast where the average has risen to $3.62 per gallon. Ellis County in the northwest averages $3.46 while Logan County along I-35 just north of Oklahoma City has an aerage price of $3.41 per gallon.

Some of the other higher average prices are $3.39 in Kingfisher, $3.36 in Greer, $3.30 in Hughes, $3.27  Okfuskee, $3.30 in Creek, $3.32 in Lincoln County and $3.36 in Greer County.

The lowest county average is in Cotton County along the Red River where prices are $3.01 per gallon.

Drivers in Lawton face an average price of $3.12 per gallon, 5 cents higher in the past week and 29 cents more than one year ago.

Oklahoma City’s average is up to $3.18 per gallon or 35 cents higher over the past month and 12 highs more than one year ago.

The average price per gallon in Tulsa is $3.24 or 34 cents more than one month earlier and 36 cents higher than a year ago.

Here’s a surprise. Colorado, known for high gasoline prices due to its tourism reliance, has an average price actually lower than Oklahoma. Colorado’s statewide average is $3.07. The average in Kansas is $3.17. It’s $3.23 in New Mexico, $3.16 in Texas, $3.18 in Arkansas and $3.26 in Missouri.

Nationally, the average price is $3.53, two cents more than last week and 26 cents higher than a month earlier. It is also a dime more than last year’s average of $3.43.