While some Oklahoma cities see slight increase in gasoline prices, Tulsa plunged


AAA says “like a tired party balloon,” gasoline prices across the U.S. are slowly deflating. But that’s not the best description for some Oklahoma gasoline prices because they went the opposite direction in the past week—rising a few cents a gallon.

The national average dropped four cents last week to an average of $3.60 a gallon and Oklahoma’s statewide average fell two cents to $3.09.

But prices actually rose in Oklahoma City and Lawton. The average in Lawton went up two cents to reach an average $2.96, still the lowest metro average in the state.

Oklahoma City prices rose two cents as well and reached an average of $3.09 per gallon. It’s still cheaper than a month ago when motorists paid an average $3.20 a gallon.

Drivers in Tulsa saw a 12-cent plunge in prices over the past week as their new average is $3.05 per gallon. It is also 18 cents below the $3.23 average of one month earlier.

The two counties historically with the highest averages are no different this week. Coal County and the city of Coalgate average $3.59 per gallon. In the northwest, Ellis County and the city of Shattuck deal with an average price of $3.49 per gallon.

Nine counties have averages less than $3 per gallon. Tillman County where Frederick is the largest city has an average price of $2.92 per gallon. Gas pumps in Comanche County, home to Fort Sill and Lawton, show an average of $2.93.

Others with averages ranging from $2.97 to $2.99 are Major, Grant, McIntosh, Okmulgee, Adair, Craig and Ottawa.