Oklahoma gas prices hit $3 but remain among lowest in US


Oklahoma has some of the lowest gasoline prices in the U.S. despite signs of increases in the past few weeks.

The state’s average this week, according to AAA, reached $3 a gallon, up 3 cents for last week. A month earlier, the statewide average was $3.11.

Prices in Oklahoma City average $3.01, 9 cents more than a week ago. Tulsa’s average is $2.98, two cents higher than last week.

Lawton’s average is $2.90 per gallon or 11 cents more than one week earlier.

Coal County in the southeast still has the highest average in Oklahoma at $3.50 per gallon. Ellis County in the northwest isn’t far off with an average of $3.47 per gallon.

Cotton County along the southern border has the lowest average at $2.85 per gallon. Another fuel pricing group, GasBuddy, reported the cheapest gasoline found in Oklahoma was at a Valero station in Chickasha—$2.09 per gallon. It reported two stations in Norman had an average of $2.59 per gallon.

AAA reported that since last Thursday, these 10 states have seen the largest changes in their averages: Ohio (+17 cents), California (-10 cents), Nevada (-10 cents), Alaska (-10 cents), Michigan (+9 cents), Illinois (-9), Indiana (+9), Florida (-8), Washington (-7 cents), and Utah (-7 cents).

The nation’s top 10 least expensive markets are Mississippi ($2.93), Arkansas ($2.95), Oklahoma ($3.01), Louisiana ($3.01), Texas ($3.02), Kansas ($3.02), Tennessee ($3.03), Missouri ($3.05), Alabama ($3.08), and South Carolina ($3.11).