Ouch! Gas prices jump back to more than $3 a gallon in Oklahoma



In case you haven’t noticed, gasoline prices are back up to more than $3 a gallon in Oklahoma, thanks to a 14-cent jump in the past week.

AAA Oklahoma reports the average price this week is $3.03 per gallon, 36 cents higher than a month ago when the average was $2.67 a gallon.

Oklahoma City’s new average is $3.10 per gallon, which is 25 cents more than one week ago and 47 cents higher than a month earlier when the average price was $2.63 per gallon.

Tulsa’s average is still less than $3 at $2.94 per gallon. A month ago, Tulsa’s average was down to $2.65.

Lawton has a $2.95 a gallon average but it still is 17 cents higher than a week ago and 41 cents more than a month earlier.

Those averages are still less than what motorists in several counties are paying. Coal County in the southeast has the highest average at $3.37 per gallon while drivers in Logan county along I-35 just north of Oklahoma City are paying $3.28 per gallon.

Here’s a list of some of the highest averages in the state: Hughes County at $3.22; Pontotoc County at $3.15; Johnston County at $3.12; Greer County with an average of $3.29; Ellis County in the northwest at $3.33; Dewey County $3.14; Woods County $3.19; McClain County $3.15; Kingfisher County at $3.17 and Lincoln County at $3.20.

Craig County in the northeast has the lowest average in the state at $2.76 per gallon.

Residents of neighboring states are paying averages of $2.93 in Texas, $3.13 in New Mexico, $3.03 in Colorado, $3.10 in Kansas, $3.14 in Missouri and $3.03 in Arkansas.

California has the highest average in the U.S. at $4.85 per gallon while drivers in Washington state pay $4.15 on average and those in Nevada pump gas at an average of $4.08 per gallon.