Gas prices rise 12 cents in 14 days in Oklahoma

Friday, January 21st 2005, 1:29 pm
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ The price of gasoline in Oklahoma is up by 12 cents per gallon in the past two weeks.

AAA Oklahoma says the average price statewide of self-serve regular is now $1.74 a gallon.

The price is still the second-lowest average in the nation, a penny more than Wyoming. The highest average price is in Hawaii at more than $2.24 per gallon.

The average in Oklahoma City is up 13 cents to $1.71 per gallon. In Tulsa the average price is $1.77 a gallon, an increase of 18 cents during the past two weeks.

AAA spokesman Chuck Mai says the increase is because of rising crude oil prices, due to cold weather in the northeastern US that increase the demand for home heating oil.