Gas Up 23 Cents Per Gallon In Oklahoma

Wednesday, July 11th 2007, 11:43 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ Gas prices are up 23 cents per gallon across Oklahoma in the past three weeks. AAA Oklahoma says the average price of a gallon of self-serve regular in the state is $3.09 Wednesday. AAA spokesman Chuck Mai says the increase is due in part to refinery problems in Oklahoma and other states and to continued strong demand for gas and the rising price of crude oil.

The average price in Oklahoma City is almost $3.12 per gallon Wednesday while in Tulsa the average is just above $3.05 per gallon.

Mai says Oklahoma traditionally has one of the lowest gas prices in the nation but there are currently 33 states with lower average prices.

The lowest price is $2.78 per gallon in South Carolina. The highest is $3.29 in Hawaii followed by $3.24 a gallon in Nebraska.

The national average is $3 per gallon.