Gasoline prices up more than 40 cents in past month in Oklahoma


Gasoline prices rose again in the past week reaching a new average of $3.08 a gallon in Oklahoma and $3.39 across the U.S. But compared to a month ago, prices are up more than 40 cents per gallon in some areas of the state.

Prices in Oklahoma now average more than a year ago when the statewide average was $3.05 per gallon, according to AAA Oklahoma. A week ago, Oklahoma’s average was $2.97 per gallon as prices rose 11 cents. The nationwide average gained 3 cents in the past week but rose 20 cents over the past month.

Oklahoma City’s average price rose 9 cents to reach $3.08 on avereage over the past week while in the past month, prices soared 38 cents.

The average price in Tulsa is $3.12 per gallon, 21 cents more than last week and 43 cents more than a month ago. Drivers in Lawton pay an average of $2.99 per gallon, a 9 cent increase in the past week but 45 cents more than a month ago.

Highest county average in the state? Coal County in the southeast has an average of $3.62 per gallon while Ellis County in the northwest sports an average of $3.41 per gallon. Logan County, home to Guthrie along I-35, now has an average price of $3.31 per gallon.

Craig County in the northeast averages $2.85, lowest average in the state.

Here’s an interesting twist to state averages. Colorado and New Mexico, normally with much higher averages, joined Oklahoma and Texas this week with some of the lowest prices in the region.

Colorado’s average is $3.02, lower than the average in Oklahoma. New Mexico’s average is $3.06 while the average in Kansas is $3.16. Texas has a $2.98 per gallon average while Missouri is at $3.19 and Arkansas averages $3.06 per gallon.



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