Gas in Oklahoma Third Cheapest in the Nation
TULSA, OK -- Only two other states have cheaper gas this week than Oklahoma. At an average of $2.39 per gallon, only motorists in Delaware and Missouri will pay less. State gas price averages dropped 9-cents in the past week. On November 11, La Semana verified unleaded gas at just $2.09 per gallon at a Love’s station near Ardmore, the same day unleaded was selling for $2.19 in Tulsa and Oklahoma City.
Across the nation, prices are as much as 12-cents to a nickel cheaper a gallon on the week in more than twothirds of the country. As demand drops and the end of refinery maintenance season wraps-up, the national gas price average is $2.70. That price is six cents less than last Monday, 21-cents less than last month and just 14-cents more than last year. In fact, the year-over-year price differential has not been this small since early January.
“Prices could plunge even lower, especially if we see a surge in gasoline production after refiners fully restart units from the fall maintenance season,” said Leslie Gamble, AAA Oklahoma spokesperson. “Also driving down pump prices is the fact that crude oil is selling under $65/bbl, a rare sight this year.”
Today, 41 percent of gas stations nationwide are selling unleaded gasoline for $2.50 or less. In comparison, the majority of gas stations were selling gas for $2.51 or more at the start of summer during the Memorial Day holiday weekend.
The nation’s top 10 least expensive markets are: Delaware ($2.35), Missouri ($2.37), Oklahoma ($2.39), South Carolina ($2.40), Ohio ($2.40), Texas ($2.40), Louisiana ($2.42), Alabama ($2.43), Mississippi ($2.44) and Arkansas ($2.45).
The nation’s top 10 largest weekly decreases: Ohio (-12 cents), Michigan (11 cents), Nebraska (-10 cents), Iowa (10 cents), Indiana (-9 cents), Kansas (-9 cents), Delaware (-9 cents), Missouri (9 cents), Kentucky (-9 cents) and Oklahoma (-9 cents).