Gasoline prices rise in Oklahoma

Tuesday, April 16th 2002, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ The price of gasoline in Oklahoma and across the nation continues to rise, but is still lower than last year at this time, AAA Oklahoma said Tuesday.

The average price of self-serve regular gasoline is $1.31 per gallon in the state, up 10 cents from one month ago. It's 21 cents per gallon lower than it was one year ago.

In Oklahoma City, the average price is now $1.29 per gallon, up by 9.5 cents since last month. The average price in Tulsa is $1.27 per gallon, an increase of almost 9 cents from a month ago.

The rising price is due to the recovering economy and the increasing demand for gas as summer approaches, said AAA Oklahoma spokesman Chuck Mai.