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Gas Prices Going Up Again in Oklahoma

Gasoline prices in Oklahoma are on the rise, moving higher and faster than other parts of the country, reaching a new statewide average of $1.64 per gallon, according to the latest Fuel Gauge Report from AAA Oklahoma. The new average is up 30 cents from two weeks ago.

“These higher prices in Oklahoma are the result of the refinery maintenance season getting underway and as some refineries have been cutting production in response to abundant supplies,” said Chuck Mai, AAA Oklahoma spokesman. “Despite these pump price increases, healthy gasoline supplies and lower crude oil prices should keep gas prices form rising as high as we’ve seen in recent years.”

Gas prices have risen steadily by four cents per gallon compared to one week ago and are likely to continue to increase as motorists steer into the spring refinery maintenance season.

The Oklahoma City metro is paying an average of $1.66 per gallon, about 20 cents higher than last week. Last year, the average price for a gallon of gasoline in Oklahoma City was $2.26 which is 60 cents higher than the current average.

For the Tulsa area, the average price this week for a gallon of gasoline is $1.61. That’s 21 cents higher than last week and 12 cents higher than a month ago. During the same time last year, Tulsa paid an average of $2.19 per gallon, about 58 cents higher than the current rate.

Idabel and Lawton posted the lowest prices per gallon at $1.51 and $1.52 respectively. Stillwater topped the pump price list at $1.75 per gallon with Ponca City averaging $1.70 per gallon.

Twelve states have lower gas price averages than Oklahoma according to AAA.