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OKLAHOMA – The Oklahoma average price for regular self-serve gasoline has risen to $3.122 today, up two cents from one week ago and the highest it’s been since Oct. 25, 2013, according to AAA’s.

Today’s national average price at the pump is $3.31 per gallon. This is four cents more expensive than one week ago but about the same as the price one month ago and 28 cents less than the same date last year.

This can be attributed in part to cold temperatures keeping drivers off of roads but also to the absence of the looming production concerns overseas or regional refinery issues that have propelled retail gasoline prices higher out of the gate the last several years.

The price average in Oklahoma could reach $3.25 this spring with the national average rising to the $3.55-3.75 range before heading lower into the summer. There is always the potential that this increase could be more dramatic if unexpected issues rear their heads.