Gas prices slip in Oklahoma but only four counties have averages less than $3 a gallon



Gasoline prices quietly fell 7 cents a gallon in Oklahoma over the past week, reaching a statewide average of $3.11 per gallon according to AAA Oklahoma. That’s more than $2 less than what drivers are paying on average in California.

Oklahoma’s average is 13 cents less than the $3.24 average a month ago and also six cents less than the $3.17 average one year ago.

The national average is $3.61, three cents less than a week ago. However, the new Memorial Day travel forecast from AAA could send prices higher.

Lawton has the lowest city average at $2.94, 12 cents less than a week earlier. Drivers in Oklahoma City pay an average of $3.07 or 11 cents cheaper from the prior week. A month ago, Oklahoma City’s average was $3.27 per gallon.

However, another gas price locator, Gas Buddy reports the lowest price found on Monday was $2.79 per gallon in Oklahoma City and $2.74 in Norman. Gas Buddy also reported the Oklahoma City average was $2.97.

Tulsa’s average of $3.17 is lower than the $3.26 average of a week earlier, quoted AAA while Gas Buddy stated the city’s average was $3.16 per gallon.

The state’s highest AAA average belongs to Coal County (Coalgate) in the southeast where motorists pay $3.66 per gallon. Ellis County (Arnett) in the northwest has an average price of $3.51. Other high averages include Hughes County (Holdenville) at $3.36, Kingfisher County (Kingfisher) at $3.35 and Logan County (Guthrie) at $3.33 per gallon.

Four counties take honors for the lowest averages: Jackson County (Altus) in the southwest at $2.91, Comanche County (Lawton) at $2.93, Craig County (Vinita) and Grant County (Medford) each with an average price of $2.99 per gallon.

AAA reported that Since these 10 states have seen the largest weekly changes in their averages: Indiana (+13 cents), Florida (-12 cents), Ohio (+9 cents), Delaware (-8 cents), New Mexico (-7 cents), Maryland (-7 cents), Utah (-7 cents), Tennessee (-6 cents), Nevada (-6 cents) and Texas (-6 cents).

The nation’s top 10 most expensive markets are California ($5.31), Hawaii ($4.81), Washington ($4.65), Nevada ($4.49), Oregon ($4.44), Alaska ($4.39), Arizona ($3.99), Illinois ($3.93), Idaho ($3.86), and Utah ($3.83).